The estimated heating bill in the EPC that was provided as part of my assured shorthold tenancy was £200 per year. It was completed one year before my tenancy started.In reality, this was £70 per month in summer, and approx £200 per month in Winter.What rights do I have? Can I sue? Who do I sue? The landlord or the assessor?
Province/Country relating to question : UK (England)
I have complained to landlord but they are ignoring me.
I have since moved out of the property.
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The heating bill estimate was advertised on the EPC (Energy Perfomance Certificate) which was advertised online alongside the property.Whilst I know it would be impossible for them to be 100% accurate, I lived in the property alone & the second bedroom was not used.
I am sorry to say you can't sue anyone.You can't sue the Landlord for breach of contract as the performance certificate was a legal requirement and it says only estimated.You cant sue the EPC company as you have no contract with them.I am sorry you do not have a cause of action.I am sorry if this is not the answer you were looking for but based on what you have said, this is the legal position.Please remember to click accept, thank you.
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