Landlord's EPB certificate obligation and nullity consequences

On 21 October 2022, the French-speaking civil court of Brussels issued a decision concerning the landlord’s obligation to furnish their tenant with an EPB certificate prior to the conclusion of a lease.

This article will examine in more detail this obligation, the system of possible sanctions for failure by the landlord to comply with it and the implications of the entry into force of Book 5. Lastly, the binding nature of agreements between parties will be briefly discussed.