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    Lettings company's free EPCs (north-east England)

    My lettings company are now offering landlords free energy performance certificates for new rental properties.

    Ben
    Last edited by Editor; 22-05-2009, 11:17 AM.

    #2
    Nothing is free - somebody somewhere has to pay for these and it would appear that you have simply been over-charging for HIPS? - not very customer focused. I hope you don't overcharge your customers for all your services as part of a cheap marketing trick.

    Tom

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      #3
      Originally posted by cymro123 View Post
      Nothing is free - somebody somewhere has to pay for these and it would appear that you have simply been over-charging for HIPS? - not very customer focused. I hope you don't overcharge your customers for all your services as part of a cheap marketing trick.

      Tom
      Hip packs are £200 + VAT..

      Cheapest in the north east (independantly), we take £57.50 from each pack to cover the epc which is cheap as chips imo..

      We can do this as all of our staff are fully qualified energy assessors. Basically we are offering these for free to show our customer focus and service.

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        #4
        Originally posted by nebsafc View Post
        Hip packs are £200 + VAT..

        Cheapest in the north east (independantly), we take £57.50 from each pack to cover the epc which is cheap as chips imo..

        We can do this as all of our staff are fully qualified energy assessors. Basically we are offering these for free to show our customer focus and service.
        HIPS as cheap as CHIPS? Hope the chips have pins.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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          #5
          Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
          HIPS as cheap as CHIPS? Hope the chips have pins.
          compared to the £350 + Halifax are charging, i think it is rather reasonable..

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            #6
            There is no such thing as a free lunch.
            '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
              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
              There is no such thing as a free lunch.
              Do you mean 'Tanstaafl'? There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
              originating in the 1940s and later popularized by science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein in his 1966 novel 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.'

              MTG, you really have to brush up on your slang!

              Yeah yeah, I can see the double neg as well.
              I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                #8
                Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                There is no such thing as a free lunch.
                As a teacher, you know that poorer pupils do qualify for just that!
                JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by nebsafc View Post
                  Hip packs are £200 + VAT..

                  Cheapest in the north east (independantly), we take £57.50 from each pack to cover the epc which is cheap as chips imo..

                  We can do this as all of our staff are fully qualified energy assessors. Basically we are offering these for free to show our customer focus and service.
                  £40 seems to be going rate .......(inc Vat)...
                  A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
                  W.Churchill

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                    #10
                    nebsafc : I challenge you to explain exactly how you show your customer focus.

                    It doesn't even seem to make sense, but I'm willing to be enlightened.
                    '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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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                      As a teacher, you know that poorer pupils do qualify for just that!
                      Wrong, I'm afraid. It is not the pupils who are poor, but their parents.

                      And the lunch is not free, so much as subsidised.
                      '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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                        #12
                        Or perhaps the pupils impoverish their parents, by insisting on designer goods which someone has to provide for £££ (unless by theft). All of this would be less likely (although still possible) if only the pupil had two parents co-resident at his or her home- again not nowdays a given.
                        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                          And the lunch is not free, so much as subsidised.
                          As politicians will tell you, there's no such thing as a free lunch*- although several of them do seem to enjoy many such.

                          *- here's the origins: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/tanstaafl.html
                          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                          1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                          2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                          3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                          4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                            Or perhaps the pupils impoverish their parents, by insisting on designer goods which someone has to provide for £££ (unless by theft). All of this would be less likely (although still possible) if only the pupil had two parents co-resident at his or her home- again not nowdays a given.
                            Household income has to be well below the national average for entitlement to subsidised lunches to kick in and I think you are being uncharacteristically sweeping in your assumptions here about recipeints of 'free school meals'. My experience over many years is that the pupils who benefit from such subsidies are as likely to have two parents as one, and they are the children who are least likely to be wearing designer label clothing, be in possession of the latest mobile phone or go on holidays to Tenerife.

                            Sorry to disappoint you.
                            '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
                              Most children do have two parents, I'll allow.
                              Where these actually are (esp. recalcitrant fathers not enthusiastic about CSA demands) is quite another question.
                              Me, make sweeping statements? As if I ever do that...
                              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                              1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                              2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                              3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                              4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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