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More Homes Keep Domestic Energy Assessors Working

By MikeC (Admin) on 23-Jun-08 17:49. Remarks (0)

New figures from Rightmove today suggest Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) and HIP providers are trading on the hopes of new home sellers entering the market, despite more unsold homes on estate agency books and fewer buyers in the market. How long will the elastic stretch?


Existing Domestic and New-Build Property Outlook: Bleak

By MikeC (Admin) on 17-Jun-08 12:21. Remarks (0)

Figures released over the last 24 hours will not be welcome if you are an On-Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA), or DEA... or anyone scratching a living in the property sector for that matter

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Domestic Energy Assessor Suspended by Accreditation Scheme

By MikeC (Admin) on 16-Jun-08 11:27. Remarks (0)

An employed Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) had their licence suspended by their accreditation scheme because EPC lodgement fees were not paid by their employer. If DEAs are ultimately liable for this fee, can they actually be employed at all?

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CLG to Investigate Accreditation Schemes

By MikeC (Admin) on 06-Apr-08 16:17. Remarks (2)

The representative body for DEAs and Home Inspectors, The Institute of Home Inspection (IHI), has been told by the Housing Minister that accreditation schemes will be investigated following concerns over quality and conduct

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Home Inspector Training Advert Upheld by ASA

By MikeC (Admin) on 05-Mar-08 16:46. Remarks (4)

The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed 11 complaints made against Home Inspector Training Ltd that claimed its DEA and Home Inspector training course advertisements were misleading


G-LEC: £50k Earnings Advert Banned

By MikeC (Admin) on 13-Feb-08 15:24. Remarks (0)

DEA training course provider, g-lec Skills Academy, has been ordered by the Advertising Standards Authority to quit using adverts that promise £50k earnings

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Quidos and HES Reach Agreement

By MikeC (Admin) on 06-Feb-08 18:02. Remarks (0)

Quidos Ltd have agreed to a payment proposal from Home Energy Surveys Ltd (HES) to settle outstanding DEA training debts by March 4th 2008

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DEA Misses (obvious) Wall Thermostat - BBC Report

By MikeC (Admin) on 21-Dec-07 16:44. Remarks (1)

Both the EPC and the DEA profession will be seriously undermined by reports like this... as will EPC fees!

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Habitus Surveyors Ltd go into Liquidation

By MikeC (Admin) on 04-Dec-07 22:16. Remarks (1)

Just a day after Administrators were due to walk into the company's building to salvage a possible way forward as a going concern, Habitus Surveyors Ltd has today told its staff it is to go into Liquidation.

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Habitus Placed into Administration

By MikeC (Admin) on 30-Nov-07 21:14. Remarks (8)

Just 8 days after the Govt announced full market HIPs, Habitus have been forced to place the company into Administration following a failure to raise funds to sustain the business.

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Quidos vs HES: 137 DEA Accreditations Suspended

By MikeC (Admin) on 26-Nov-07 18:54. Remarks (0)

After stating that all DEAs caught-up in the Quidos vs HES dispute were "safe", Quidos has now discovered they are legally-obliged to suspend accreditations following the revelation that HES holds no valid Professional Indemnity insurance for its sub-contracting DEAs... What next!

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Quidos Podcast Statement (Transcript)

By MikeC (Admin) on 25-Nov-07 16:11. Remarks (1)

Quidos issued a recorded statement to the DEA Podcast saying a Winding-up Petition has been issued to put HES into administration. It also re-assures affected DEAs that certificates and accreditations will not be with-held plus calls for industry self-regulation of Training Providers!

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Home Information Packs - Full Roll-Out 14th December 2007

By MikeC (Admin) on 22-Nov-07 12:42. Remarks (0)

It's true - Full roll-out of HIPs is happening from 14th December 2007! But... First Day Marketing has been extended until 1st June 2008.

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Quidos Statement: Winding-Up Petition Served on HES (Transcript)

By MikeC (Admin) on 22-Nov-07 09:31. Remarks (0)

On Tuesday (20th Nov 07), Quidos did make a petition for the Winding-up of HES. Philip Salaman released a statement on this week's podcast (with AHIPP). Here is the full transcript.

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Habitus Appoints Crisis Management Consultants

By MikeC (Admin) on 19-Nov-07 17:40. Remarks (0)

Habitus - it appears - have appointed Interco Associates to reschedule payments to creditors as soon as the Government announce 1 and 2 beds, according to leaked letter.

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AHIPP: Delay to First Day Marketing "Necessary"

By MikeC (Admin) on 19-Nov-07 14:21. Remarks (0)

AHIPP has today issued a press release saying a delay to First Day Marketing is a "sensible approach" - Is this a message to Govt, or from Govt?

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HES Responds to Quidos Statement

By MikeC (Admin) on 17-Nov-07 16:44. Remarks (0)

Home Energy Surveys Ltd (HES) have hit back at last night's statement from Quidos citing invoices were raised incorrectly. However, part-payment is promised Monday. Is this enough to free the hostage DEAs?

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Quidos to File Winding-Up Order on HES

By MikeC (Admin) on 16-Nov-07 19:57. Remarks (0)

Heating Energy Services (HES) took thousands of pounds from aspiring DEAs and fell out with its training provider. Quidos stepped-in and now they've done it again... this time it's worse however

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Quidos Launch HIPs for DEAs

By MikeC (Admin) on 26-Sep-07 17:18. Remarks (3)

Quidos have today launched a new service allowing Domestic Energy Asessors to offer a full HIP service to clients.

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Christopher Rodgers Recruiting More DEAs

By MikeC (Admin) on 10-Sep-07 17:45. Remarks (2)

Alex Rodgers - Head of Ops for Christopher Rodgers (Home & Energy) Ltd - is seeking to recruit over 150 more Domestic Energy Assessors in the next 12 months - Options include fully-employed or zero hours contract.

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Christopher Rodgers Wins Countrywide EPC Contract

By MikeC (Admin) on 21-Aug-07 12:29. Remarks (1)

Christopher Rodgers (Home and Energy) Ltd continues its meteoric rise to become the UK's dominant EPC Provider with its latest deal with Countrywide Surveyors.

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