Trading Standards have uncovered companies selling fake Energy Performance Certificates. Hot Homes UK in Plymouth, amongst other similarly dodgy sounding firms, are under investigation by police for fraud.

EPCWork are also being probed.

If you’re tempted to buy an EPC online that seems cheap, now you know why it’s so cheap.

EPCs must be carried out by qualified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) or Home Inspectors. The EPC has to be registered on the national database too, and can only be if they are bona fide!

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