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Slimmed-down home information packs are criticised by peers

The government's home information packs came under renewed fire yesterday when a Lords committee said the packs had been stripped of their original purpose and were opposed by the property industry.

The committee urged the government to take the criticism of the packs, also known as Hips, seriously before they are introduced on June 1.

Estate agents and legal bodies have told the government that they have not had enough time to prepare for the packs . the packs .