Knowledgebase: DCLG Guide to EPC (D)
Maximising the benefits from the EPC
Posted by Mike Gordon on 22 July 2015 01:18 PM

The level of data already held by landlords is likely to vary considerably, depending on

a number of factors:

the individual strategies, priorities and budget: some landlords may have chosen

to collect and hold detailed data, others may not have the resources or need to do


the quality of data inherited from previous owners of the stock

the date and extent of any recent renovation works to properties

the date and completeness of the most recent stock condition survey

the age of dwellings and extent of subsequent improvement works

The current status of the energy data which the landlord holds is likely to affect the

data they may wish to retain from the process of producing an EPC. Landlords with a

larger portfolio, for example, may wish to hold the source data for the EPC, i.e.

property dimensions, heating system details, double glazing and insulation, in an asset

management database and use it to inform future improvement programmes. If this is

the case, the provision of such data should be discussed with the domestic energy

assessor during the negotiations on setting up the EPC provision contract.