these cities where energy sieves attract inhabitants

Energy-intensive homes are set to disappear from the real estate market in the coming years, and yet some of them continue to attract future tenants or owners. According to a barometer from the real estate agency Guy Hocquet, properties classified F to G on the energy performance diagnosis (DPE), that is to say low-performance housing or even energy sieves, have a lower price per square meter 10% to the average price observed in a city.

However, in some large cities such as Bordeaux and Rennes, the value of properties classified F to G are 7% more expensive compared to the average price, i.e. 5,659 euros/m2 in Bordeaux and 4,853 euros in Rennes.

The charm of the old

According to the real estate agency, in the prefecture of Gironde, this observation is explained by “the typology of Bordeaux housing, with a large number of typical old houses (Bordeaux stalls) and very popular with buyers in search of quality of life in the city”.

To Paris, as in Montpellier, the discount for energy strainers is low (-3% on the price per square meter, or 12,207 euros/m2 in Paris) compared to the average, again according to this barometer. Guy Hocquet lists two reasons: “A demand that remains high” in the capital, and “a stock of old housing highly sought after for their charm (Haussmann buildings with parquet floors, moldings, fireplaces or buildings from before 1900)”.

The rental of G+ accommodation prohibited since January 1

However, since January 1, 2023, homes that consume more than 450 kilowatt hours per square meter per year (G+) can no longer be rented. Work must therefore be undertaken, and this can be a good deal, especially in cities in the south of France. This is the case for example in Nîmes, which displays a discount of -18% on average for this type of property, reports Guy Hocquet. We should also mention Montauban (-17%), Ajaccio (-17%), Limoges (-15%), Clermont-Ferrand (-15%), or Perpignan (-12%).

It should be noted that in buildings more than 15 years old, the trustees of co-ownerships with more than 200 lots have had the obligation, since January 1, to draw up a draft multi-year work plan. An obligation that will gradually be extended to the smallest condominiums by 2025.