Unanimous preference for homes with Hips

Posted: 25 Oct 2006 11:12:05 GMT


            Property News - Unanimous preference for homes with Hips

Both pro and anti delegates at a recent Home Information Pack (Hips) conference were unanimous in saying that they would rather buy a home assured by the scheme

Both pro and anti delegates at a recent Home Information Pack (Hips) conference were unanimous in saying that they would rather buy a home assured by the scheme.

Supporters of the much-criticised Hips programme said that the result proved that there was a clear commercial demand for the certification.

Hips are set to be launched in June next year but won't include a mandatory requirement for what had been flagged as the biggest change, Home Condition Reports (HCR).

"Hips are going to happen and the industry must ensure that it is ready," said Mike Ockenden of the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP).

"We are commencing our early roll out of the packs in November and have received immense support from local businesses in the six identified locations.

"The overwhelming response from both audience and panel saw 100 per cent agree that they would prefer to buy a home with a HIP," he said, reports In2perspective.

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