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    Gravy train

    Time to retrain perhaps?

    http://tinyurl.com/3bmz6g

    #2
    Originally posted by Clippy
    Time to retrain perhaps?

    http://tinyurl.com/3bmz6g
    Well, they won't be getting past my doorstep

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      #3
      Not a bad Plan B/C:

      http://www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/...s/profile1426/

      Home Inspector (sounds like something out of Viz)
      Domestic Energy Assessor
      Property Valuer

      Freelance Home Information Packs at a few hundred quid a pop.

      Kerrrrrrrchiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggg

      Where there's pointless regulation, there's brass.

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        #4
        Originally posted by DimPrawn
        Not a bad Plan B/C:

        http://www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/...s/profile1426/

        Home Inspector (sounds like something out of Viz)
        Domestic Energy Assessor
        Property Valuer

        Freelance Home Information Packs at a few hundred quid a pop.

        Kerrrrrrrchiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggg

        Where there's pointless regulation, there's brass.
        My thoughts too!

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          #5
          I thought the HIP was canned and the EPC was all that would be required to sell your home. Obviously not.

          Seems to me it's the trainers who are doing well...

          Older and ...well, just older!!

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            #6
            If the HIP included a full survey that was guaranteed to be accepted by the buyers mortgage company then it may make sense. Seeing as neither of these are likely (from what I understand) then it's just more red tape on top of what you've already got.

            Surveyors must be laughing all the way home every night. Selling the same information to every mug that's walks in interested in a particular property.

            Same with vehicle inspections when you're interested in a new used car. It's all arse about tit. Not half as fun as all about tit and arse.
            "If it floats, flies, or f***s, lease it." - Evel Knievel when he wasn't jumping buses or women

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              #7
              Originally posted by Clippy
              Time to retrain perhaps?

              http://tinyurl.com/3bmz6g
              Contractor mate who has been loafing for a while has just passed all his HIP exams and is ready to go in June when they are compulsory. One problem is the estate agents will probably offer cut price HIPs as part of their efforts to get your business and then add it on their commission when you complete. Too much easy money in contracting yet ! OK for the semi retired types maybe.

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                #8
                "One problem is the estate agents will probably offer cut price HIPs as part of their efforts to get your business and then add it on their commission when you complete."

                That's what I figured when I read it - not like an estate agent to miss an easy trick such as this.
                Rule Number 1 - Assuming that you have a valid contract in place always try to get your poo onto your timesheet, provided that the timesheet is valid for your current contract and covers the period of time that you are billing for.

                I preferred version 1!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by TonyEnglish
                  "One problem is the estate agents will probably offer cut price HIPs as part of their efforts to get your business and then add it on their commission when you complete."

                  That's what I figured when I read it - not like an estate agent to miss an easy trick such as this.
                  So subcontract to all the local estate agents
                  Life is just nature's way of keeping meat fresh

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by hattra
                    So subcontract to all the local estate agents
                    They'll have young permie/trainees on 18k a year doing the work !

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