What is a PIP?
PIP stands for Property Improvement Plan. We have developed the PIP for our clients in preparation for MEES regulations 2018.
The EPC although a very useful report does not always detail the most cost effective route to reaching the minimum E banding required for rental properties from 2018.
We create the PIP plan by visiting a property and creating a draft EPC report, we then use the data to re-model the EPC and work out not only the most cost effective route but also the least disruptive route to increase the properties rating to an E banding.
Building Regulations in England are made under the Building Act 1984 and are regularly changed and updated to improve things like fuel and power conservation.
This means if a property surveyed in 2008 was re-assessed in 2018 and no or little changes have been made it will most likely have a lower graded EPC due to tougher building regulations and the increase in fuel prices.
It is our recommendation that not only F & G rated properties require attention we suggest your low rated E-band properties should be looked at to assess there current rating in preparation for the MEES 2018 regulations.