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Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 22-Oct-09 02:55:52 PM

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There’s been a load of news this week which I’m not going to cover adequately so I’ll just quickly dump them here (in no particular order) with links you can check out.

CLG issues Home Inspector training caution

Yep, seems the CLG whacked this page up yesterday.

Home inspector training requires a significant input of time and money. CLG would strongly advise any person considering a career as a home inspector to investigate the business opportunities within their area before committing themselves to a training course.

Home Inspector Certification Schemes - Planning, building and the environment - Communities and Local Government

Minister breaks down EPC numbers

Housing minister, John Healey, wrote to Grant Shapps, providing an interesting breakdown of the EPCs lodged, by category, up to Oct 4th 2009:

(a) Owner Occupied 2,057,346
(b) Privately Rented 871,264
(c) Social Rented 390,811

In addition we estimate that there are 236,951 EPCs recorded for newly constructed dwellings, some of which may also fall into one of these categories.

Energy Performance Certificates: 14 Oct 2009: Written answers and statements (

FOI request reveals 878 Home Inspectors (12th Aug 2009)

Caught this by chance the other day:

As of 12 August 2009, the latest date for which information is available, the number of registered Home Inspectors was 878. The total number of Home Condition Reports (HCRs) lodged up to and including 12 August 2009, again the latest date for which figures are available, was 1,838

Number of Home Inspectors and number of Home Condition Reports completed in England and Wales - WhatDoTheyKnow

Stroma offer free DEC (DipDEC) training to DEAs and NDEAs

Stroma is offering free training to DEAs and NDEAs wishing to provide Display Energy Certificates for public buildings.

As far as I can see, the only catch is you must join (or be a current member of) Stroma; pledge to remain so for 12 months; and demonstrate you are conducting 15 DEA reports per month (5 NDEA reports).

More: Terms & Conditions

NHER reduce DEC lodgement fee

We are pleased to announce that our fees for the registration of a DEC, a DEC and AR or AR only will be reduced to £10 (+£5.36 Landmark fee) + VAT.

See news link below.

Free software to preview the upcoming SAP and Part L changes

The NHER is making available a free software tool that lets users ‘preview’ the impact of the forthcoming changes to SAP and Part L of the Building Regulations.

See news link below

Free trial membership of the NHER scheme

For two weeks you can trial: “Full access to our dedicated Technical Support team; free online training course to get the most out of software; 1 free online CPD course.”

NHER :: News

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