Four NGOS to file an appeal against the decree “decent housing”

Four non-governmental organisations have filed an appeal for reconsideration against the order in the “decent housing”, they do not consider to be quite demanding.
Last march, the Cler, network for energy transition, had indicated his dissatisfaction with the decree “decent housing”. As a reminder, this one integrates the energy performance of the defining characteristic of decent housing, so as to prevent a landlord to put on the rental market a “strainer heat.”


The Cler, as well as three other NGOS (1), are taken to a new level by filing a remonstration to the Prime minister against the text. The objective is to withdraw the decree and to proceed with the rewrite. For they, in effect, the text is a lack of standards and clarity. Article 12 of the law on the energy transition, adopted in August 2015, planned to institute a level of energy performance minimum for any housing available for rent. But the decree published on the 11th of march last, provides that the criteria, “unclear”, say the organizations. “At no point in time we’re not talking about performance level minimum energy in this text, the criteria used are neither measurable nor enforceable”, summarizes-t-on within the Cler.


For the four NGOS, the criteria are too fuzzy


The decree defines a decent home as having to have windows, doors, and walls with an “air-tightness sufficient”, any ventilation devices in “good” condition and a “sufficient ventilation” adapted to a “normal occupancy of the dwelling”. Now, the text would have had to “determine the minimum amount of energy required to meet the energy needs related to a normal use of the rented accommodation by a landlord,” write the organizations in their letter, which was consulted by the AFP.


This performance, however, has been encrypted in another decree, dated December 26, 2014 and relative to standards of minimum energy performance of multifamily housing subject to a sale by a public HOUSING : the threshold of 330 kilowatt-hours of primary energy per m2 and per year had been chosen, highlight.


(1) Fondation Abbé Pierre, France Nature environment and climate action Network-France.

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