Home Information Packs (HIPs)
From 14th December 2007 it became a legal requirement for all properties marketed for sale in England and Wales, regardless of size and price, to have a Home Information Pack.
HIPs have been introduced by the Government to simplify the buying and selling process, and they aim to make transactions more efficient and reduce the number of sales falling through between offer and exchange of contracts.
A HIP must contain a sale statement, a copy of the title deeds for the property, a Local Authority search and an Energy Performance Certificate which evaluates the energy efficiency of the property. There are many HIPs providers but it is advisable to obtain a HIP that is Law Society approved.
At Evans and Jones we provide Law Society Home Information Packs for properties in England and Wales that are compliant with HIP legislation, co-branded with the Law Society logo, offering further reassurance at a competitive price.
For further information on HIPs please contact Dalia Elhami-Evans or Rhian Jones today.