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Consumer protection in the Green Deal 1: the oversight body

Posted by Linn Rafferty on 20 November 2012 at 8:59 am

This is part one of a series of blogs introducing the key aspects of consumer protection in the Green Deal, including: The role of GD-ORB - the oversight and registration body – the Green Deal Code of Practice and Green Deal Mark; Green Deal finance, the Golden rule, …

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Green Deal advice revisited

Posted by Linn Rafferty on 13 February 2012 at 9:03 pm

Green Deal advice revisited

A little over a year ago, I wrote Green Deal - will the advice be good enough? for YouGen. Time moves on, and slowly we are seeing more detail about Green Deal, including how energy advice will be provided. The Green Deal will be launched in less than 9 months (October 2012), and this article pro…

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Homebuyer & sellers' guide to reading an EPC: part 2

Posted by Linn Rafferty on 25 November 2011 at 10:30 am

Homebuyer & sellers' guide to reading an EPC: part 2

Energy performance certificate (EPC) gives information that can be very helpful to both homebuyers and homesellers, but only if you know what to do with it. This article should be read in conjunction with previous guides to reading page one of the EPC for the buyers and renters, and for sellers. I w…

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Home seller's guide to buying an EPC: what to consider

Posted by Linn Rafferty on 28 September 2011 at 9:30 am

Home seller's guide to buying an EPC: what to consider

Just as all buyers should receive an EPC (energy performance certificate), all sellers have to show one to people thinking of buying their home, and this usually means having to pay for it yourself.  If your home already has an EPC, there is no legal requirement to replace it, so long as it is …

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House buyer's & renter's guide to reading an Energy Performance Certificate (part 1)

Posted by Linn Rafferty on 26 August 2011 at 9:30 am

House buyer's & renter's guide to reading an Energy Performance Certificate (part 1)

This is a detailed house-buyers / renters guide to reading an energy performance certificate (EPC). It covers what you should look for and what it all means. This first part, of two, looks at some first impressions, and how to read page one. Why is it important to me? People are sometimes…

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