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HIPs Suspended

Thursday, 20th May 2010

Categories: Market Analysis Sales

Author: Peter Barry

David Cameron’s coalition Government have today honoured their manifesto pledge and suspended Home Information Packs (HIPs) with immediate effect. They are to be abolished as soon as primary legislation can be put in place.

Energy performance certificates (EPCs), which were included in HIPs and rank the energy efficiency of a home with A to G ratings, will be retained and must be produced by the seller within 28 days of putting a home on the market.

We were never in favour of HIPs and to avoid increasing the financial burden on owners have always provided them free of charge. We will continue to provide free EPCs to any homeowner that sells through us.