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    How much to pay for an EPC ?

    As a rough guide, how much can I expect to be paying for an EPC ? The first quote I've had is £75 + vat for a 1 bed cluster home. Your comments much appreciated.
    The comments posted above are my opinion only and as such are no substitute for proper legal or professional advice.

    Cath

    #2
    I pay £45 for a next day service and EPC by end of next day.
    My views and posts are based on my opinion and any advice given is just that, advice. If you decide to act on any advice given it is with the full knowledge that I am not perfect and anything I say could be wrong!

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      #3
      Fast service How far does the assessor have to travel to get to you ?
      The comments posted above are my opinion only and as such are no substitute for proper legal or professional advice.

      Cath

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        #4
        About 20 mins in the car, he covers a large area throughout North and South Tyneside
        My views and posts are based on my opinion and any advice given is just that, advice. If you decide to act on any advice given it is with the full knowledge that I am not perfect and anything I say could be wrong!

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          #5
          How much to pay for an EPC

          That's similar to my charges. I surveyed a cluster home last week. I charge £70 for the survey and an additional £5 if asked to supply a colour print out of the 6 page certificate.

          I mail the certificate back in a hard backed envelope. My terms are 14 days.
          Given that the survey takes about 40 minutes and I have travelling time and inputting time, plus the need to hold records for 15 years -these costs are fair.

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            #6
            Originally posted by stuart at my home energy View Post
            That's similar to my charges. I surveyed a cluster home last week. I charge £70 for the survey and an additional £5 if asked to supply a colour print out of the 6 page certificate.

            I mail the certificate back in a hard backed envelope. My terms are 14 days.
            Given that the survey takes about 40 minutes and I have travelling time and inputting time, plus the need to hold records for 15 years -these costs are fair.
            You mean that your charges are similar to the charges described in the first post, the ones which by common consensus are on the high side?!

            Your travelling and inputting time, plus the cost of producing the print-out, storing it and mailing it, are irrelevant, since all DEAs have to factor those things in.
            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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              #7
              Pardon my ignorance but i have never come across a cluster home, can someone define it for me?
              My views and posts are based on my opinion and any advice given is just that, advice. If you decide to act on any advice given it is with the full knowledge that I am not perfect and anything I say could be wrong!

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                #8
                Hi Sorrel - imagine a square plot, draw a line across the centre and another down the middle as in quarters - I have one of those.

                I've just booked my EPC for the morning, and it's .......................... £45. The assessor is a LL himself (so I picked his brains too ) Thankyou all for your replies.
                The comments posted above are my opinion only and as such are no substitute for proper legal or professional advice.

                Cath

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                  #9
                  Ha I manage 3 of those...i just called 'em semi semi's
                  My views and posts are based on my opinion and any advice given is just that, advice. If you decide to act on any advice given it is with the full knowledge that I am not perfect and anything I say could be wrong!

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                    #10
                    I've heard them called a semi which conjures up an image of one house joined to one other. Then, on the face of it - each face of the building - that's what you see. Never heard of them being called a semi semi.
                    Last edited by Cathroc; 04-02-2009, 20:24 PM. Reason: Add the piece at the end.
                    The comments posted above are my opinion only and as such are no substitute for proper legal or professional advice.

                    Cath

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                      #11
                      Aye i never said that was the right terminology for it, bust as i couldnt come up with a real name for it i made my own up!
                      My views and posts are based on my opinion and any advice given is just that, advice. If you decide to act on any advice given it is with the full knowledge that I am not perfect and anything I say could be wrong!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Sorrel View Post
                        Aye i never said that was the right terminology for it, bust as i couldnt come up with a real name for it i made my own up!
                        Sorrel, you will be pleased to know that you have just provided evidence for Chomsky's theory of (linguistic/grammatical) innateness I shall use you in my lesson tomorrow if that's OK?

                        (It's normally infants who demonstrate it, but you'll do!)
                        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                          Sorrel, you will be pleased to know that you have just provided evidence for Chomsky's theory of (linguistic/grammatical) innateness I shall use you in my lesson tomorrow if that's OK?

                          (It's normally infants who demonstrate it, but you'll do!)
                          should i have taken offence at this?
                          My views and posts are based on my opinion and any advice given is just that, advice. If you decide to act on any advice given it is with the full knowledge that I am not perfect and anything I say could be wrong!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Sorrel View Post
                            should i have taken offence at this?
                            No - it proves your brain works! You are applying the grammatical principles which you have pre-verbally observed at work in your mother tongue (Geordie in your case ) and created new language independently.

                            According to Chomsky this is evidence that infant humans are born with a Language Acquisition Device in place in their brains and that language is not just learnt by imitation. (If it were, you would only ever repeat things you had heard already, in whole sentences - you would not be able to manipulate language structures by yourself).

                            All good stuff.
                            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                              No - it proves your brain works! You are applying the grammatical principles which you have pre-verbally observed at work in your mother tongue (Geordie in your case ) and created new language independently.

                              According to Chomsky this is evidence that infant humans are born with a Language Acquisition Device in place in their brains and that language is not just learnt by imitation. (If it were, you would only ever repeat things you had heard already, in whole sentences - you would not be able to manipulate language structures by yourself).

                              All good stuff.
                              that mean i aint fick?
                              My views and posts are based on my opinion and any advice given is just that, advice. If you decide to act on any advice given it is with the full knowledge that I am not perfect and anything I say could be wrong!

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