For owners of monuments, this rule does not apply.

From 1 January 2015, the ‘Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport’ requires property owners to hand over an energy label to the tenant when renting out a property. This rule can be enforced with a fine of €405,- when failing to comply.

All private property owners who didn’t already have an energy label should have received a provisional energy label from in the post. This is an estimation based on publicly known details such as the type of property, year of construction along with details in the Kadaster (Land Registry). As a result, the provisional energy label could be inaccurate.

To receive a definitive energy label, you can log in with your DigiD at and check the details upon which the provisional label is based. You can then request a definitive energy label from a certified bureau (see the list on the website of the RVO). If the details are incorrect, you can edit using your digital proof of identity and send off to a certified bureau. The bureau will then check the details ‘from a distance’ and give approval of the definitive label.

Obtaining an energy label was made simpler and means a seller or landlord can obtain the label easily online. This will be cheaper rather than having an expert visit the property although it might be in your interests to invite an expert for a close inspection. With an expert, you can have a better idea how to improve your label and also know the number of points your label receives via the Housing Evaluation System.

You can find energy labels both provisional and definitive publicly visible at




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