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Extra bills as doubts grow over home packs

Homesellers' packs contain information that is not reliable enough to satisfy banks and solicitors, lawyers mortgage lenders warned yesterday.


Home packs 'will damage' old buildings

The introduction of Home Information Packs will "severely damage" old and listed buildings and the health of their occupants, a leading heritage body has warned.


Will your home fail the new energy test?

Hundreds of thousands homes are likely to be given a poor 'green' rating under the Government's new energy efficiency tests.


Agents: Home packs will not work

There are just ten weeks to go before it becomes illegal to put a house up for sale without an up front Home Information Pack to hand to prospective buyers. That is not good news for those opposed to the reform. They still maintain it is unworkable.


Get HIP quick (no experience required)

On June 1 the gold rush starts: fortunes will be made providing home information packs to house-sellers. A quick training course will get you in on the action even if you know nothing about property, Roya Nikkhah discovers.


Home seller pack chaos

The Government's new property sales pack scheme is heading for crisis - with potentially momentous consequences for the housing market.


Ministers push home sales scheme

A government campaign to raise awareness of Home Information Packs has been launched.


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