The RICS has launched a consultation on the draft Residential Retrofit Standard. The new standard will allow suitably qualified RICS members to directly advise customers considering improving energy efficiency in their homes, and Connells Survey & Valuation is proud to have been able to support RICS in developing the guidance.

The recommendations from an RICS professional will suggest options for appropriate improvements that are bespoke to an individual property and its use. These could include thermal insulation, PV panels and heat pump heating systems, to name but a few.  The advice could be a standalone report or provided as part of a pre-purchase inspection, such as an RICS Home Survey.

Whether an owner or occupier, we all have a vested interest in conserving energy and mitigating climate change. We would encourage everyone to comment and provide feedback on the proposed guidance which is available for public consultation until 12 September 2023.

To have you say please visit the RICS website https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/1kLoC59y7fBKx6QTzAJMV?domain=ms.spr.ly