EPCs registered in August plummet 22pc
(Long time no write – I know. I don’t know where this blog is going at the moment but that’s another topic.)
So as you can see from the chart below, residential EPCs (England & Wales) lodged in August 2010 fell 22.25pc compared to the same period last year; highlighting an even steeper rate of decline than reported in my last post when EPCs lodged in May slid 15pc.
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HIPs ditched but EPCs increase!
Despite the abolition of HIPs on May 21, the following month of June actually experienced a slight increase – up 1,890 to 145,333, according to the official EPC Register - but still markedly down on June 2009 (181,614).
However, July 2010 saw a return-to-trend with just 139,710 EPCs lodged - down 5,623 on the previous month, and 41,401 compared to last July (181,111); or -22.86pc.
And so we arrive at the seasonally low month of August. With 126,146 EPCs lodged, activity was down 9.71pc on July and, as already mentioned, 22.25pc on August 2009.
All this despite various surveys of estate agents reporting increased property listings.
SAVA BX drop fees
EPC panel company, SAVA BX, a sister company of NHER, this week told members it was lowering fees paid to DEAs to just £27 per EPC as a result of increased competition for its contract with a “major client”.
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