12th Apr 2013

Earlier this week DECC released the second monthly statistics for Green Deal. 

They show that 9,268 Green Deal Assessments have been completed and lodged in total, with 7,465 in March alone. It is expected that many of these may be free assessments, with 2000 paid for assessments available in Surrey alone. However, it still shows a huge increase in interest and is a great start. 

The number of Green Deal Assessors was up from 618 to 1,003 and the number of Green Deal Advice Organisations increased by 31 to 108. 

4th Apr 2013

The Land Registry has recently published the data for February Transactions.

Overall, February house prices up 0.2% since January, with the average house price in England and Wales now standing at £162,606.  The data shows an annual price increase of 1.0%.

There were 1,193 repossessions in England and Wales during December 2012 which is a decrease of 26% compared with 1,612 in December 2011. 

27th Mar 2013

SMART Green Deal, eTech’s Green Deal  solution has now been fully tested and approved to work with the NES

19th Mar 2013

We wrote to DCLG and Landmark yesterday to express our disappointment with the news regarding the increase in lodgement fees and to stress our concerns at both the percentage increase and the very short time frame for implementation.

We believe that DCLG should be concentrating on low levels of compliance in domestic rental and commercial sectors in particular and that this would be a better way of maintaining the income necessary for the landmark register rather than by increasing the fee for those who are compliant.

19th Mar 2013

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 as amended by The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013, requires energy performance certificates and recommendation reports; display energy certificates and advisory reports; and air-conditioning inspection reports to be lodged on registers maintained by a Register Keeper.

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