Property Improvement Plan (PIP)

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 band required for rental properties from 2018.

We create the PIP by visiting a property and creating a draft EPC report. We then use the data to remodel the EPC and determine not only the most cost-effective route but also the least disruptive route to increase the property’s energy efficiency rating to an E to make it compliant.

Why PIP?

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 few 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 their current rating in preparation for the MEES 2018 regulations.

The PIP Process

Stage 1

Draft EPC
Includes site visit to the property to collect data and create draft EPC. If property makes E band at this stage we can, if you wish, stop the process here and lodge the EPC (usual rate applies).

If the property does not make the E band then Stage 1a starts below:

Stage 1a

PIP (Property Improvement Plan)
Includes PIP report with EPC data alongside detailed information on the property for the landlord to use as step-by-step guide to improving the property to the minimum E band.

Stage 2

Revisit the property to complete the EPC once improvements have been made. This includes liaising with the property manager, landlord and/or contractors regarding the work conducted.

For more information please contact our office.