Sluggish demand for home condition reports

Posted: 24 Jul 2007 11:05:28 GMT


            Property News - Sluggish demand for home condition reports

Demand for home condition reports has been disappointing, according to the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP).

Demand for home condition reports has been disappointing, according to the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP).

The AHIPP said that only between 15 and 20 per cent of sellers are paying for the voluntary reports, despite the fact that they could help push through sales.

Home condition reports were introduced as an alternative to home information packs, which were delayed earlier this year.

"It's already been proved that getting the survey done up front will make the process a lot smoother," an AHIPP spokesman said.

"When you do get the final buyer they don't 'umm and ahh' about it so much because they don't have to think about what kind of survey they're going to have to get done."

"Equally they know exactly what condition the house is in," the spokesman added.

Home condition reports cost around £200 and provide information about the state of a property in plain English.


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