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Hips starting for three-bed homes

People selling three-bedroom homes in England and Wales must now use Home Information Packs (Hips). The controversial measure was first introduced for four-bedroom homes at the beginning of August.


New HIP Directory Launched

The Home Information Pack industry now has a new marketing opportunity.

The HIPCentral directory is much more than a simple listing, it allows subscribers to create a mini-website that includes a document library, an image gallery, and a product and services page in addition to the main page. For a limited time only those that sign-up for an enhanced listing on the website will receive a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) assessment of their website produced by the founder of HIP Central, who has significant experience optimising websites in this sector.


Audit office slams government over Hips

The government has come under fire from the National Audit Office (NAO) for the way it implemented the controversial home information packs (Hips) earlier this month.


No water risk details in home information packs

Ministers faced renewed criticism over the flooding crisis after it emerged that controversial new home information packs will not include details about the flood risk to properties.


Information packs extended to 3-bed homes

Anyone selling a three-bedroom home after September 10 will have to provide the buyer with a home information pack, after the government said yesterday it was expanding the controversial scheme.


Kirstie Allsopp and Grant Shapps talk HIPs

MP Grant Shapps brought out the big guns to help him fire warning shots over new legislation which could cost house buyers at least £600, writes Ben Griffiths. He enlisted the support of TV personality Kirstie Allsopp, from property show Location, Location, Location.


DEAs ready for Hips

The total of accredited Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) has reached almost 1,600 ahead of the launch of the home information packs (Hips) scheme on August 1st.


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