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HIP Experts

Peter Ambrose, The Partnership

Peter Ambrose
As one of the founders of The Partnership, a leading provider of Home Information Packs (HIPs) in the prestige property market, Peter is becoming recognised as an informed and respected authority on HIPs. With a legal education and a formal sales and marketing technology background, Peter has a firm grasp of the law, technology and quality control aspects involved in HIP production.

Peter's company, The Partnership has been involved with HIPs for several years, and is gaining a strong reputation for dealing with the more complex issues involved such as unregistered properties, leasehold and period buildings. An active participant of the DCLG's "Dry Run" scheme, working with estate agents today, they have already completed some of the first HIPs to include home condition reports. Leading authorities such as Central Law Training use the work as authority an on complex topics and hundreds of solicitors have been trained using his material.

Articles by Peter have been published in property magazines, legal journals, leading news websites and he has appeared on television.

Sharon Buthlay

Sharon Buthlay
Sharon Buthlay is a qualified property lawyer and lives in Suffolk with her husband, former estate agent, David and their two children, Laura aged 20 and James aged 19.

During her career as a property lawyer Sharon has acted for thousands of satisfied clients all over East Anglia. She has particular expertise in the area of new build homes, build agreements, shared ownership and leasehold properties.

Sharon is now a co-director of Conveyancing Marketing Services (CMS) Ltd. an internet based company that offers an online conveyancing services via a panel of solicitors direct to the public (www.conveyancing-cms.co.uk). Sharon is directly responsible for recruiting the solicitor panel and ensuring quality standards are maintained.

Sharon has recently written a book for home buyers and sellers called ‘The HIP Way to Buy and Sell Your House’. This book will be invaluable to home buyers and sellers alike as it is a complete guide to the whole moving process. Sharon has written a book that is bang up to date and is much more comprehensive and informative than anything else on the market. The HIP Way to Buy and Sell Your House reveals all the insider information that Sharon has gleaned in her long career. For buyers there are chapters dealing with searching for a home, dealing with estate agents, negotiating the purchase price, mortgages, insurance, the conveyancing process, moving day and much, much more. For sellers the book contains chapters on how to sell with or without an estate agent, agency contracts, valuing your home, preparing your home for market – this chapter includes a valuable snagging list, advice on how to find reliable tradesman and how to negotiate a builder’s agreement. There is also detailed advice on how to deal with timber and damp problems, finding a good solicitor, packing up and removals. The book also contains a full chapter on the new Home Information Pack Regulations with an explanation of the new law in easy to understand terms. A further chapter is devoted to the new Energy Inspection, Energy Performance Certificate and the Home Condition Report.

‘The HIP Way to Buy and Sell Your House’ is available online from www.howtobooks.co.uk or from online and local book shops.

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