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Hips to become frustrating

According to Knight Frank Winchester Home information packs (Hips) will begin to antagonise sellers next year once they have to be in possession of a completed info pack before marketing their property.

 

Government puts a spin on HIPS

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) claimns that a communication sent by the DCLG (department of Communities and Local Government) on home information packs completely lacks substance and misleads. The e-mails stated that the implementation of HIPs has been smooth and the mentioned the good feedback from agents and consumers without any supporting evidence. According to the NAEA the situation being reported by estate agents is the complete opposite.

 

Minister heckled at HIPs conference

The parliamentary under secretary of state for housing and planning, Iain Wright MP, has been heckled at a conference hosted by the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP).

 

Home packs take a month to compile

Home Information Packs, which the Government claimed would speed up house selling, are taking longer than a month to put together, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

Pack providers and estate agents said the Government's claims that the information would take only a week to produce do not match up with reality.

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HIPs distort housing market

The controversial home information pack (HIP) scheme continues to distort the housing market, a property price index shows.

The average asking price in England and Wales rose 2.7 percent in the past month, reversing the previous month's 2.6 percent fall as owners rushed to sell up ahead of the roll-out of HIPs, according to property Web site Rightmove.co.uk.

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