Interview with Brian Scannell of NHER – part 2

February 10th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, Energy Saving, EPC, Home Information Packs, Interviews 4 Comments »

Brian Scannell of NHER and managing director of National Energy Services (NES) Ltd continues with further thoughts towards our questions in part 2 of the interview.

Q10 Do you support the current HIP legislation and if it was ‘scrapped’ what impact do you envisage it will have on your members?

I certainly support the original aspirations of the HIP – ensuring that reliable information on a property was available at the time of marketing. It is an absolute tragedy that the most directly beneficial component to consumers – the Home Condition Report – was made voluntary and, to all intents and purposes, killed.

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Interview with Brian Scannell of NHER – part 1

February 8th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, Energy Saving, EPC, Interviews 7 Comments »

Brian Scannell of NHER and managing director of National Energy Services (NES) Ltd joins us to answer our questions in a two part interview.
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CLG assess cheap EPC providers and accreditation schemes

January 11th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Property Conveyancing 8 Comments »

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) have sent a ‘shock’ letter to the accreditation schemes who oversee and monitor the quality of the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

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Proposal for Reform to the Home Selling & Buying Process

January 5th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in EPC, Home Information Packs, Property Conveyancing 3 Comments »

A New and Innovative Proposal for Reform to the Home Selling and Buying Process. The HIP Reform Group, established in November 2009, and now boasting a membership of over 670 supporters, has this week released a ‘white paper’ containing a proposal for reform entitled – ‘New Year, New Start’.

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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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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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