What does DPE en cours mean in a French real estate advertisement?

English speaking French real estate agents

What does DPE en cours mean in a French real estate advertisement?

In a French real estate advertisement you may read DPE en cours. Now what does this mean?

DPE is an abbreviation for ‘diagnostic de performance énergétique’ or roughly translated into English Diagnostic of Energy Performance. This diagnostic provides information on the energy performance of a dwelling, according to the French government site it is an assessment of the energy consumption of the dwelling and its impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. It is part of the European energy policy.

En cours means, in general, in process.

So DPE en cours means the DPE has not been finished yet.

Make sure you get the information on the DPE and any other applicable diagnostic reports on the French real estate you are viewing to make sure you have the maximum of information before you make a decision to make an offer on a French property.

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