The Federation of Property Information Providers (FPIP) Recruit

December 10th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, News 4 Comments »

Two new groups / associations have launched this week aimed at specific property professionals namely HIP Providers, Energy Assessors and the infamous Home Inspectors.

They are the The Federation of Property Information Providers (FPIP) and the HIP Reform Group though both are separate entities.

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Number of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) produced

November 27th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Property Market No Comments »

Updated figures for the number of EPCs produced have been released by John Healey after a request from Mr Shapps in regard to Home Information Packs.

The request was looking at ascertaining how many HIPs have been produced which isn’t as far as we know possible. However, the response was certainly of interest and provides a good update on the EPC market.

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Buying a Home Information Packs (HIPs) Will you Save or Lose your Money

November 26th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Home Information Packs 5 Comments »

Most people love a bargain and when it comes to Home Information Packs (HIPs) it really seems it is no different. However, by choosing the cheapest HIP provider are you going to lose or save your money?

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Training as a Community & Housing Energy Advisor

November 11th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, Energy Saving, EPC 14 Comments »

The new qualifications; Housing Energy Advisor (HEA) and Community Energy Advisor (CEA) are intended to enable individuals to provide advice on energy efficiency to both individual households and the wider community. It is envisaged that these advisers will help the government reach environmental targets.

Home Energy Adviser (HEA), too good to be true?

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Interview with Keith Jones of ECMK

November 3rd, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Interviews, News 1 Comment »

Keith Jones operations director of ECMK ltd has kindly obliged to answers a few of our questions in the latest series of interviews with leading HIP and EPC industry figures.

Q 1 NHER produced some great research in relation to non-compliance of Commercial EPCs recently. Do you have any other similar research you are undertaking at present and when could we expect to see the results?

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Daily Express acknowledge oversupply of energy assessors

October 29th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, News 3 Comments »

The Daily Express have responded to complaints about an article where they discussed the possibility of becoming a property professional including various roles within the energy assessor industry. We recently wrote about the complaints raised, Training as a property professional – energy assessors express outrage.

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Training as a property professional – energy assessors express outrage

October 26th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC 6 Comments »

Domestic Energy Assessors are wondering if there will be ever any reporting of their industry that they feel represents ‘real’ life by the main stream journalists after an article in the Daily Express.

The Daily Express recently publish an ‘article’ by Ben West titled ‘Assess your options’ with prominent advertising and details of training companies offering the energy assessor training courses. The ‘article’ has caused widespread dismay from many existing energy assessors as they feel it does not portray an accurate picture of the ‘needs’ of the market place.

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Quidos produce Commercial EPC Compliance Report

October 22nd, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Property Market 5 Comments »

Quidos’s report was initially distributed to over 4000 contacts on Monday, including commercial property agents, Trading Standards offices, commercial energy assessors, accreditation schemes, Government departments (CLG and DECC) and industry press.

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Interview with Philip Salaman of Quidos

October 21st, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Home Information Packs, Interviews 5 Comments »

Mr Philip Salaman managing director of Quidos has kindly obliged to answers a few of our questions.

Q 1 NHER produced some great research in relation to non-compliance of Commercial EPCs recently. Do you have any other similar research you are undertaking at present and when could we expect to see the results?

We have conducted recent research into commercial buildings EPC compliance in the South West England area. We have very accurate statistics on the number of commercial properties on the market, and we cross referenced that data against the Landmark database. 73% did not have EPC’s.

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Mike Ockenden (AHIPP) interview – the future of HIPs

September 28th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Home Information Packs, Interviews, News 8 Comments »

Welcome to Mike Ockenden, Chairman of the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) who has kindly agreed to spread a bit of light on how he sees the past and future of all things HIP related.
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Cheap Home Information Pack provider ceases trading

September 21st, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Home Information Packs, News 2 Comments »

One of the ‘cheapest’ Home Information Pack (HIP) providers who were favourably named in last months edition of Which have ‘withdrawn’ from the HIP market.

This demise has been inevitable for many of the cheap HIP providers including Promise Home Packs and we highlighted concerns last month in the article ‘Be aware of cheap, budget HIP & EPC providers‘. Promise are not the first HIP supplier to have left the market and certainly will not be the last.

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