Posted on Jan 7, 2022 at 6:15 am
The government is putting the last “points on the i’s” concerning the implementation of the “MaPrimeRénov” device. The financial aid for energy renovation that it reserves for owners of private housing no longer applies to any of those whose construction is less than 15 years old. A decree published at the end of last year spelled out this provision which has applied since 1er January.
According to this regulatory text, the government only tolerates one exception. It concerns requests for bonuses for a change of oil-fired boiler and the removal of an oil tank. This aid may continue to concern dwellings over two years old.
Another tightening, the main residence criterion which must be met to benefit from “MaPrimeRénov” is made more demanding. To receive the premium that will allow the work to be started, it is now necessary to justify that the accommodation is occupied at least eight months a year and no longer six. On the other hand, certain rules have been relaxed, in particular the time limit for carrying out the work to be met once the premium has been accepted: it doubles and goes from one year to two years.
This recalibration of “MaPrimeRénov” is not entirely a surprise. The Ministry of Housing announced the color last October, indicating that properties over two years old would come out this year from this device to which they were eligible in 2021 and 2020, when “MaPrimeRénov” was launched. “These accommodations meet quality standards that the older ones do not meet. This will make it possible to concentrate aid on the most modest, ”indicates the entourage of Emmanuelle Wargon, the Minister of Housing.
4.8 million thermal strainers
Concretely, the goods concerned are all those which were built under the thermal regulations (RT) for buildings enacted in 2005 and 2012, which are very demanding in terms of energy performance. These were already included in the criteria for the allocation of aid from the National Agency for the Improvement of Housing (ANAH) issued under the “Habiter Mieux” program.
The impact of this exclusion from recent housing should not be negligible. These properties, which represent 15% of the private stock (22 million housing units, according to a recent study by France Strategy), have “won” around 9% of the energy renovation bonus files filed in 2020 and 2021. Their erasure from the system “MaPrimeRénov” should, logically, primarily benefit the owners of the 4.8 million thermal strainers in the private park. Poorly insulated and very expensive to heat housing, the rehabilitation of which the government wants to speed up.
Over 660,000 premiums committed in 2021
All the more so as this new deal is made at zero sum, that is to say 2 billion euros, the amount of financing mobilized by the State for “MaPrimeRénov” as part of the recovery plan. Initially planned to cover 2021 and 2022, this envelope has been extended this year because almost everything has already been consumed. “In mid-December last year, 1.99 billion euros were committed,” one indicates.
This amount corresponds to the work estimates for some 660,000 premium requests having received an agreement in principle out of the 764,000 files submitted since 1er January 2021. The craze for “MaPrimeRénov” seems to have turned into a “raid” subject to knowing the final data for the past year. The Ministry of Housing must present at the end of January a 2021 consolidated balance sheet of “MaPrimeRénov”.