AHIPP confident on Hips launch

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 11:12:55 GMT


            Property News - AHIPP confident on Hips launch

There will be enough accredited energy assessors by the end of July to allow for the planned roll-out of Home Information Packs (Hips) on August 1st, it has been claimed.

There will be enough accredited energy assessors by the end of July to allow for the planned roll-out of Home Information Packs (Hips) on August 1st, it has been claimed.

Although Hips were initially delayed in May because of a lack of trained energy assessors, the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) now says that there will easy be enough for the new launch late this summer.

According to Paul Broadhead, deputy director general of AHIPP, there are around 1,200 energy assessors currently being trained, adding to the 1,340 that the Communities and Local Government (CLG) department says are already accredited.

This easily beats the 2,000 assessors the government said it needed to allow the roll-out to go ahead.

"Despite the government's decision in May to delay the introduction of packs, it is encouraging to see that the industry has remained committed to their successful implementation," Mr Broadhead commented.

"I am confident that those assessors who have continued their training will have a positive future ahead of them and I expect to see the re-introduction of mandatory Hips for all homes put on the market well before the end of this year."

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