Millions of Energy Performance Certificates could be wrong due to poor training among assessors and incorrect measurements of properties

Research by digital floor plan and EPC provider Spec warns that estate agents may not be meeting their consumer protection regulation obligations and could be held liable by allowing inaccurate EPCs to be used on their listings.

Spec analysed the property area of 532 properties in London, as lodged in the public EPC register, and found that 29% are ‘borderline’ and have a score within two points of an upgrade or downgrade.

The research then used its own measurement tools and criteria, and estimates that, on a scaled-up basis, 2.5m EPCs would be re-rated if the property were accurately measured, 1.3m of which would be downgraded.


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