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8th Jul 2014

We are working hard to raise the profile of the Home Condition Survey (HCS) and have been considering several ways to advertise the product to the public. As you may know, the ‘Find an Assessor’ function on this website is useful, but only when a member of the public knows they want a HCS. 

What about those who have never heard of the HCS?

To address this problem and spread the word, we have created a new customer-facing website, aimed at members of the public who are looking for a residential survey.

7th Jul 2014

Last week at the Annual RICS Residential Conference in London, Peter Bolton King, RICS Global Residential Director, announced that the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation was now available as a new route to AssocRICS. 

Independent commission

Those who attended the conference had already heard Dr Oonagh McDonald CBE, Chair of the independent commission into the UK valuation profession, report on the recommendations delivered to RICS in January this year.

30th Jun 2014

The Android version of NES Touch is now available on 10" Android tablets.

When you use NES Touch to lodge your EPCs you'll be able to:

11th Jun 2014

The Government has announced, through the Queen’s Speech, that the Zero Carbon standard will be implemented from 2016 using an Allowable Solutions scheme.

All developments will be required to meet a set minimum energy performance standard through Building Regulations. To achieve the Zero Carbon definition, developers can choose to use an Allowable Solutions scheme. This can be used if mitigating all carbon emissions on site once the minimum energy performance is achieved, is neither technically feasible nor cost effective.

Other key announcements include:

5th Jun 2014

ECO Online logo

From today, June 5th, NES ECO Online has been updated with improved reporting capability, more measures and enhancements to existing measures as follows:

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