With just days to go before the start of the Government's phased implementation of Home Information Packs their future has again been thrown into doubt.
The crisis has arisen because there is still only one qualified energy assessor to cover the entire Taunton Deane area.
Alexander Keay, a former 2CV and mini driver from Wiveliscombe has qualified in energy assessment by passing the strict written test of writing out a cheque for £500 to an internet-based training firm.
Mr Keay is well know to television audiences for his frequent appearances on the Granada series "House of Horrors" where with a mate fails to notice minor faults in electrical and plumbing appliances and they charge the homeowner a bundle for unnecessary repairs.
He told the Wivey3rds website "That was all when me and a mate were doing refurbishments, but they wouldn't register us for the Corgi so I became a estate agent until the Government come up with this new way for me to fleece the public."
Asked how he could possibly cover the whole of tis area on his own he was equally dismissive, "New homes is gonna get the green light and old one's the red. It's that easy mate, five minutes in and out job and name me own price. I really don't even have to go inside, except when there's a cuppa on offer."