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Hip hip dismay

Today I had the house’s energy performance certificate done:-

According to it I should be spending £205+£1704+£151= £2060 and if I spend a shed load of money it would get to £1743 per year. Well according to my records in the last 12 months I’ve spent £1152.42 🙂 So is the HIP worth having! Interestingly they make no allowances for which direction the house faces or even which part of the country its in, we get the same rating as a north facing house on the Yorkshire moors.

Be interesting to see if any of the prospective buyers want to see it.

Whilst researching this article I noticed that my telephones/internet/mobile bill topped £1722 for the year, ouch!

Reader Comments

  1. Geoff,

    Are you thinking of selling up? Or did you get the HIP done out of curiosity? How much did the EPC cost you?


    Mark Brinkley

  2. Mark, Yes, I’m thinking of selling up and moving to something about 1/4 the size!
    The HIP cost £299+VAT with Simply HIP, they subcontracted out the EPC to SavaBX who in turn subcontracted it out to GreenLife Solutions Ltd! the company Shaun the surveyor runs.

  3. It does seem more an exercise in being seen to do something rather than doing something useful.

    The “Potential” columns are particularly disappointing – are we going to have to demolish the entire housing stock if we want to get anywhere above a minor improvement? Will have to compare it with the HIP for St. Thomas’s Square when I get that done (although I haven’t decided whether to get it done now or wait till the current tenants leave).

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