Knowledgebase: DCLG Guide to EPC (D)
Planning for EPC implementation on multiple properties
Posted by Mike Gordon on 22 July 2015 01:17 PM

When landlords are planning an EPC compliance strategy some of the main issues to

consider are:

the size of their portfolio

whether the portfolio is spread over a large geographical area, or concentrated in

one location

the similarity of the stock

the turnover of the stock, or particular parts of the stock

any energy efficiency data already held and its accuracy and completeness

any existing stock management systems in place to hold this data

the stock management/condition survey contracts in place and future


other policy and regulatory requirements to visit properties to assess their condition

whether vulnerable tenants live in the landlord’s properties

whether any of the landlord’s current staff are trained, or will be trained, in energy


the tender process which must be followed for new contracts

The most appropriate strategy will vary. It will depend on the answers to these

questions, so it is not possible for guidance to give an authoritative view on what is the

best strategy in any given situation or for any particular landlord.

Nevertheless, some general principles are set out below.