Paradigm, the mortgage, protection and compliance services proposition, has today (14th September 2023) announced the launch of a new, exclusive partnership with Enable Services, who can help clients to improve the energy efficiency of their home.
From today, Paradigm member firms will be able to work with, and refer to, Enable in order to offer their clients access to their services including EPC assessments, home energy reports and retrofit assessments.
Enable is able to work with clients to help them access free Government and utility company grants and funding to improve the energy efficiencies of their properties.
Enable also have a nationwide team of Domestic Energy Assessors who undertake EPC assessments, home energy reports and retrofit assessments, with access to data designed to help reduce energy bills, and offer a range of solutions for clients to improve EPC levels.
In addition, it has a surveying arm – a RICS-registered, nationwide surveying practice – which Paradigm member firms can also refer clients to for their surveying needs.
Adviser firms can learn more about Enable and the opportunity to reduce fuel poverty and increase affordability in clients’ homes through a referral service here: https://www.paradigm.co.uk/mortgages/lenders/Enable-Services.html
Richard Howes, Director of Mortgages at Paradigm, commented:
“There’s no doubting there is a growing focus on the energy efficiency of homes and property EPC levels, particularly in the private rental sector, where we anticipate the introduction of minimum levels at some point in the future. Indeed, all homeowners who have properties with EPC ratings below C are, in all likelihood, going to need to improve these ratings in the future, and there is an obvious benefit for doing this sooner rather than later in terms of reducing energy bills.
“We know advisers are increasingly addressing these requirements with clients, especially landlords, and they want to provide access to those services and products which will allow them to ascertain the current property level, and to be offered ideas and support on what they might want to do in order to deliver improvements, plus of course how they fund these.
“This is why we have teamed up with Enable Services, who not only have the nationwide team of assessors but can also work with owners to see if they can access any of the Government funding that is available to improve property energy-efficiency. Plus, they also have a surveying arm that our member firms can also refer to.
“This is a very important part of the mortgage and property market now if we are to embrace the green requirements for our homes and our planet, and is an area which is going to need trusted experts in their field in order to support clients. This option goes one step further as securing grant funding unlocks the objections to any funding issues clients may have. We’re therefore very pleased to be announcing this exclusive arrangement and looking forward to introducing Enable to our member firms as a new potential opportunity and revenue stream.
“Paradigm are proud members of the Mortgage Climate Action Group, and this strategic partnership demonstrates our commitment to delivering solutions for our clients that support this vital cause.”
Joe Miller, CEO at Enable Services, said:
“In a challenging market and against the backdrop of the current cost of living crisis, this partnership couldn’t come at a better time. By combining Paradigm’s expertise with our specialised services at Enable, including access to grant funding for energy efficiency improvements and professional property insights through home surveying, we are equipping mortgage advisers with the tools they need to navigate this evolving landscape.
“Ultimately, this partnership isn’t just about our businesses; it’s about delivering real value to Paradigm’s customers, making people’s homes warmer and more affordable. I’m confident that together we can make a positive impact, empowering property owners and buyers to make informed decisions, reduce costs, and increase the value of their asset.”
For more information on Paradigm Mortgage Services, please visit: www.paradigm.co.uk/mortgages
For more information on Enable Services, please visit: www.enable-services.co.uk