1. Good Energy to launch home heat pump tariff in UK first

    July 27, 2020

    Good Energy to launch home heat pump tariff in UK first

    With thanks to Business Green


  2. The Green Homes Grant

    July 12, 2020

    The Green Homes Grant – which was revealed in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer statement – will be available via a website in two months’ time.

    Free home insulation_ Too good to be true_ – BBC News


  3. Knauf Insulation promises to refine EPC

    July 8, 2020

    With thanks to Business Green

    Knauf Insulation promises to refine EPC measurement with new machine-learning tool


  4. Government releases guidance on accompanied viewings for estate agents

    May 13, 2020

    The government has this morning published more detailed guidance on the health and safety aspects of the property market re-opening today, which it says will not be a ‘return to normality’.

    “The process of finding and moving into a new home will need to be different given those involved in the process will have to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as possible,” the guidance says.

    It has also been confirmed that virtual viewings are to be encouraged as a key way for buyers to find their ideal home to rent or buy prior to nailing down a final list to view.

    The government wants agents to request that members of the public conduct virtual viewings as much as possible and that open house events are still not permitted.

    Agents are to be allowed to accompany viewings as per normal but must observe strict two-metre social distancing procedures where possible, ensure all doors in the property are opened, windows are opened too and that wash basins are made available for hand cleaning.

    But agents should not drive clients to viewings and are urged to offer clean paper towels for vendors, buyers and tenants to use during viewings to wash their hands. Keys must also be washed in between viewings.

    The guidance also reveals that all ancillary activities within the property rental and sales process may resume including surveys, EPC assessments, removals, conveyancing, and the preparation of homes for sale – including the use of tradespeople to complete this – as well as visits to future homes to measure up or have building work done prior to moving in.

    See full guidance here:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

     


  5. Government Guidance – Working Safety in People’s Homes 12 May 2020

    May 13, 2020

    Following the announcements on 10th and 11th May the Government has now release some detailed guidance documents relating to various workplace scenarios.
    This one (dated 11th May 2020) relates most closely to visiting properties to carry out EPC surveys and floorplans for selling or letting purposes:

    Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) in other people’s homes

    This website may have updated versions of the guidance as they are released:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

     

     


  6. Government reveals plans to accelerate low carbon heating rollout

    May 4, 2020

    With thanks to Business Green website  https://www.businessgreen.com/

    Government reveals plans to accelerate low carbon heating rollout


  7. COVID 19 and EPCs – Government Guidance

    April 3, 2020

    Please see document below:

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)_ Energy Performance Certificates – GOV.UK


  8. COVID 19 Guidance

    March 31, 2020

    The latest guidance and advice from the Government and our Professional Association.

    Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – GOV.UK

     

    Consolidated_Landlord_and_Tenant_Guidance_COVID_and_the_PRS_v4.2

     

    DCHIresponsetoCOVID-19guidanceonBuyingandSellingHomes200327(Final)

     


  9. Communicating the new EPC rules to landlords and tenants

    November 28, 2019

    The TDS Charitable Foundation have commissioned and funded a report entitled “Communicating the new EPC rules to landlords and tenants”  which can be found here

    Communicating-new-EPC-rules-to-landlords-and-tenants


  10. NON-DOMESTIC MEES – The Future Trajectory to 2030

    November 12, 2019

    The Government have issued a new consultation document entitled the THE NON-DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS  – The Future Trajectory to 2030.  The document can be found here:

    Non Domestic MEES – Future Trajectory to 2030