Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Tuesday opened the door to a postponement of the timetable for banning the rental of housing considered as "thermal sieves" from 2025, arguing that inflation has changed the situation. "I consider that everything that was decided before the rise in (interest) rates deserves to be looked at again in the light of this crisis. What was possible when money was available becomes impossible with such high rates. We must be very pragmatic and see if we can shift the calendars, "said the minister to the Parisian.
The "Climate and Resilience" law, promulgated on 24 August 2021, provides for the prohibition of rental from 1 January 2025 of housing classified "G" and in 2028 of those classified "F" by the new energy performance diagnosis (DPE). The latter is no longer based on energy bills, but on the characteristics of the building (quality of insulation, type of windows, heating system, etc.).
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When we increase by 1.6 billion euros the appropriations dedicated to the renovation of housing in the 2024 budget, it is to support these owners. Then I ask myself: can this so-called DPE classification not be improved?", says Bruno Le Maire. "With my colleague from the Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu, we are ready to open this debate," says the Minister of Finance. "Personally", Bruno Le Maire says he is "very favorable" to a revision of the calendar, "especially for condominiums".