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Gregory Elliott on HIPs launch and onwards

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 16-Aug-07 01:47:09 PM

PodcastGreg Elliott, Managing Director of SP Property Services Ltd (no longer in this industry - admin, 2011), joins me to discuss what's been happening since the launch of Home Information Packs (HIPs) a fortnight ago... or not!

Listen: Greg Elliott, SP Property Services

Show Notes:

  • Energy companies bearing green grants - what's in it for them?
  • How many jobs a day is realistic for DEAs?
  • Fees: A good return on investment?
  • Challenges of getting through the next year and progressing your career

SP Property Services are both a Panel for Domestic Energy Assessors and an employer of them too.

Fast payment offer

Greg say's his company wants to help DEAs struggling to get on their feet during this difficult launch phase. He is willing to negotiate the usual payment terms of 28 days to facilitate speedier payment until the roll-out of Home Information Packs pick up.

Beware energy companies bearing green grants

Reviewing and commenting on recent HIP news, we talked about new grants linked to Energy Performance Certificates being made available (and financed) by the 6 major energy companies ("and partners") from April 2008. How does this square with British Gas training and employing a reported 500 DEAs - conflict of interest?

How many EPCs a day can you do?

Your experiences in-the-field, aired and shared - thanks for those.

EPC Fees - A fair return on your investment?

I disclose to Greg some real-life examples of money so far invested to become an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (or Home Inspector) and ask whether the fees on offer are a fair return on investment for the risk and reward involved.

Plus more (obviously)!

Many thanks to Greg for his time and insights, and to all those who contributed their experiences.

Oh, and guess what? Correct... the podcast suffered not one, but two catastrophic events!

So in what is becoming an almost habitual exercise these days, an extra big thanks for hanging-in there, Greg ;)


Don't forget - register now to be listed on the upcoming public directory of DEAs. Or, if you are already registered, update your profile, whack in your accreditation number and you'll be available for public viewing by the weekend.

CPD guide for Domestic Energy AssessorsHear the definitive CPD guide for your accreditation scheme. As told by your accreditation scheme: CPD Guide for DEAs.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the DEA podcasts are those of the participants only and may not be factually correct. Advice should be sought before acting on any information or opinion expressed. Consider the content to be merely the streaming thoughts of the participants only. Permission to republish this podcast is permitted providing a link to this page is included.

Posts: 3
Re: Gregory Elliott on HIPs launch and onwards
Reply #1 on : Sat August 18, 2007, 12:47:27
i just want to say thank you so much for breaking down the barriers with your podcasts.

i've now listened to them all and after reading so much negatives in forums about some companies the casts have given me a different view.

at least i know they are not all out to rip us off.

great show greg seems likea nice man

keep up the good work
Posts: 1
Re: Gregory Elliott on HIPs launch and onwards
Reply #2 on : Fri August 24, 2007, 23:23:43
You're very welcome and thanks for taking the time to write that - It does make it worthwhile for everyone concerned, ie... both myself, and the guests that come on.

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Re: Gregory Elliott on HIPs launch and onwards
Reply #3 on : Tue August 28, 2007, 11:37:02
Thanks Paul, your kind words are appreciated. I agree it’s great to have an impartial medium where DEAs as well as panel managers and HIP Providers can set the record straight.

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