Diagnostics gas and electricity (mandatory from 1st July

PRACTICAL SHEET. From 1 July 2017, the owners, lessors, have the obligation to make a diagnosis of gas and electricity for any new hire. Because, to this day, almost 4 units on 5 show an abnormality regarding their installation and gas 9 out of 10 for their electrical installation. Diagamter has published a white paper on the issue, combining the statistics, information and recommendations.
Each year, in France, 5,000 people are addicted to the carbon monoxide of which a hundred die, while another 3,000 are undergoing electrification resulting in 60 deaths of more. And 80,000 fires of electrical origin occur in the Hexagon, over the same period. Of the figures which have prompted the authorities to claim a technical diagnosis of gas and electricity installations in buildings for residential use, in order to prevent and decrease the risks. Mandatory since 2007 and 2009 in the case of a sale of the property, today they are also necessary in the case of a lease, commencing July 1, 2017, for dwellings located in multifamily buildings for which the building permit has been issued prior to January 1, 1975. The two diagnoses are valid for a period of 3 years in the case of sales (6 years in case of renting). The device will be expanded, from 1 January 2018, all rental agreements.


Diagamter, a network of diagnostiqueurs real estate certified, has published a white paper designed for property managers, landlords, private or social, real estate agents and property owners, “in order to inform them about the regulatory obligations and their consequences“. The book, forty pages, is available free of charge to the format .pdf on the website.


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