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HIPs law 'riddled with loopholes'

Loopholes that enable homeowners to avoid Home Information Packs (HIPs) will make the controversial scheme "totally unenforceable", critics believe.

Simple measures such as removing a bed from a bedroom, cancelling a pack after it has been ordered, or advertising a home on a personal website will allow sellers to escape the costly packs without breaking the law.


HIPs failure leaves taxpayers £7m bill

The government's failed attempt to introduce Home Information Packs (HIPs) has cost taxpayers more than £7 million, it can be revealed.


What now for Scotland's single surveys and PIPs?

Moving house is one of the most stressful - and expensive - experiences most people put themselves through, so buying and selling a property certainly doesn't have to be made any more complicated.


HIPs delayed until August

he introduction of controversial Home Information Packs will be delayed until August, Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly announced today in parliament..


I See No HIPs!

It is often said that a man's home is his castle. So it comes as little surprise that drawbridges are raised and moats are filled when people believe their homes are under threat.


HIPS cost us more

The Government’s Home Information Pack fiasco has wiped thousands of pounds off the value of homes, according to new figures.


HIPs Brown 'was not behind HIPs climb-down'

The Government was forced into a humiliating and chaotic climb-down over Home Information Packs yesterday, announcing that they would be postponed indefinitely for four out of five homes.


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