Thursday, 3 March 2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011

D P E reports - a waste of time & money

For several months, I have been very suspicious about the validity of some of the DPE (energy) reports that we have been receiving on our houses. Some properties that are very well insulated do not come out very well in the survey, whilst some totally unrenovated properties seem to escape the wrath of the technician carrying out the diagnostic report. We have 2 absolutely identical properties with differing reports, but in a recent independent survey, a company asked 16 diagnostic experts to visit 4 houses, and only 1 of the houses was classified in the same band by all experts. 2 properties, (50% of the sample), were actually classified under 3 different bands, by these so called experts ! Given that these reports will dictate the level of 0% finance that could be available on a property, these are pretty serious findings, but do not really surprise me. For the full article (in French) follow this link http://www.quechoisir.org/immobilier-logement/achat-vente-travaux/communique-dpe-des-diagnostics-toujours-aussi-peu-performants Peter Elias (Agent Commercial) http://www.allez-francais.com Filed Under:

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