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More DEA numbers and regional coverage

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 26-Jul-07 01:52:12 PM

More numbers of accredited DEAs were released today by the Government - I'm not going to report numbers released by AHIPP as it's the Govt figures that dictate the speed of events ultimately.

[DEA number update: 2969 accredited DEAs]

Let's dig in...

Assessor Numbers as of 25 July
StageNumber of assessors/candidates
Accredited 2224
Qualified 710
Passed exams 4250
Total in system who have passed exams or progressed further 7184

Wow! Look at that: Total in system who have passed their exams = 7,184

That's an increase of 1,178 since the last update which stood at 6,006... One can only imagine how many others are still making their way through.

DEAs by Region

DEAs accredited by region
RegionNumber Accredited as of 11 July
North West 257
North East 79
Yorkshire & the Humber 169
East Midlands 168
West Midlands 205
Eastern 239
London 170
South East 387
South West 256
Wales 121
Unknown 173
Total 2224

So without commenting on adequate regional coverage, it would seem that Home Information Packs on 3-bed homes and over will become a certainty sooner, rather than later now.

Just the Commencement Order to wait for now.

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Posts: 3
Roll out to 3 beds and less.
Reply #1 on : Fri July 27, 2007, 06:29:18
...but where do we now stand with this roll out. Linda Gray's latest bombshell indicates that the Government is using 4 Beds + as a trial run, and the subsequent roll out to 3 beds and below is dependant on its success. This is inconsistent with all previous messages from DCLG.
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Re: More DEA numbers and regional coverage
Reply #2 on : Fri July 27, 2007, 13:08:57
Hi Murray

It's not inconsistent with previous messages, just somewhat buried in the hope and "excitement" of the "crowd".

See Clause #8 of the Govt's original HIPs Implementation notice:

Posts: 3
Re: More DEA numbers and regional coverage
Reply #3 on : Fri July 27, 2007, 23:04:01
Problem is, with all these DEAs now coming through, are we going to have enough work?

We've already seen the figures offered by the panels dropping from over the £100 mark on average, to now down as low as £80. Is this going to reduce the fee even further, plus reduce the amount of EPCs you'll get to do each week?

I don't mean to spread doom and gloom, but I am doing this as a Limited company and my overheads mean that I would need a minimum of 3 appointments a day at £80. There must be plenty more in the same situation.

Posts: 3
fees etc
Reply #4 on : Mon July 30, 2007, 12:38:15
I'm with you Paul - fees need to be kept at the £100 to make it workable - remember its not just the time spent at the property, it is the work you do when you get back to the ofice also, and what with Brian Scannel & DCLG being particularly worried about mistakes and innacccuracies, it would be best not to have DEAs working in a rush.
Independant DEAs need to keep theri fees at £100 minimum

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