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Scrapping Hips 'has led to more houses on the market'

The amount of properties on the market has increased since the government scrapped home information packs (Hips), new figures show.

15 Jun 2010
Scrapping Hips 'has led to more houses on the market'
Hips 'were not reviewed' before being scrapped

Home information pack (Hip) providers have responded to the decision to permanently abolish the scheme.

21 May 2010
Hips 'were not reviewed' before being scrapped
No more Hips, following new suspension order

Home information packs (Hips) will soon be a thing of the past following an immediate suspension order issued today (May 20th).

20 May 2010
No more Hips, following new suspension order
Coalition government 'signals the end of Hips'

The announcement of a new Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government could signal the end of home information packs (Hips), according to one expert.

13 May 2010
Coalition government 'signals the end of Hips'
Virtually no-one is happy with Hips, says Conservative minister

Virtually no-one is happy with the current home information pack (Hips) situation, the Conservative shadow local government and planning minister has stated.

28 Apr 2010
Virtually no-one is happy with Hips, says Conservative minister
Hips 'have not had a negative impact on housing market'

Home Information Packs (Hips) have not had a negative impact on the housing market, despite claims to the contrary, new research has shown.

08 Apr 2010
Hips 'have not had a negative impact on housing market'
Number of sub-standard Hip providers 'concerning'

Homeowners looking to sell their property in the near future may wish to take note of one expert who has advised that the number of sub-standard Hip (home information pack) providers is "concerning".

16 Mar 2010
Number of sub-standard Hip providers 'concerning'
HIPs 'can reduce carbon emissions'

Home information packs (HIPs) are helping to reduce carbon emissions, according to one industry expert.

03 Dec 2009
HIPs 'can reduce carbon emissions'
Some estate agents 'charge 50% more for Hips'

Those looking to sell their house should shop around when it comes to purchasing a Home Information Pack (Hip), one industry spokesperson explained.

24 Aug 2009
Some estate agents 'charge 50% more for Hips'
Ahipp says 95% of transactions involve Hips

Some 95 per cent of all housing transactions are conducted with home information packs in place, it has been suggested.

30 Jun 2009
Ahipp says 95% of transactions involve Hips
NAEA urges government to review Hips

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has responded to positive property price news by calling on the government to review some existing industry legislation.

01 Jun 2009
NAEA urges government to review Hips
AHIPP adds to Hip price debate

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) has moved to clarify a few issues surrounding the cost of home information packs (Hips), which have now been part of the home-selling process for nearly two years.

20 May 2009
AHIPP adds to Hip price debate
Changes to Hips 'won't slow process down'

The soon-to-be implemented changes to Home information packs (Hips) will not have a detrimental effect on the process, it has been asserted.

25 Mar 2009
Changes to Hips 'won't slow process down'
Hips 'beneficial to first-time buyers'

It would be to the detriment of first-time buyers if Home Information Packs (Hips) were suspended, it has been claimed.

17 Sep 2008
Hips 'beneficial to first-time buyers'
AHIPP defends home information packs

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) has responded to calls from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) for the removal of search information from home information packs (Hips).

27 Aug 2008
AHIPP defends home information packs
AHIPP claim Hips help process of buying and selling

According to the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP), there is no doubt that Home Information Packs (Hips) have delivered benefits to both buyers and sellers.

11 Aug 2008
AHIPP claim Hips help process of buying and selling
Estate agents accused of not providing buyers with Hips

A number of estate agents have been accused of breaking the law by not providing prospective buyers with Home Information Packs (Hips).

04 Aug 2008
Estate agents accused of not providing buyers with Hips
Proposal for improvements to Hips

A new Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) may be introduced to help simplify the information contained in Home Information Packs (Hips).

31 Jul 2008
Proposal for improvements to Hips
AHIPP says Hips "streamline" process of buying and selling homes

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) has hit back against claims by the government that Hips should be scrapped.

22 Jul 2008
AHIPP says Hips "streamline" process of buying and selling homes
Hips to highlight asbestos problems

Home information packs (Hips) will help to highlight problems with asbestos before a purchase is secured.

28 Feb 2008
Hips to highlight asbestos problems
Hips benefits highlighted

The benefits of Home information packs (Hips) have been highlighted by the National Association of Registered Home Inspectors (Nahir).

05 Feb 2008
Hips benefits highlighted
Hips reduce speculative marketing

The introduction of Home information packs (Hips) has reduced the number of people who speculatively put their properties on the market, according to AA Legal Services.

29 Jan 2008
Hips reduce speculative marketing
Hips need more information

There are calls for Home information packs (Hips) to contain more information.

15 Jan 2008
Hips need more information
Govt 'lost nerve' over Hips

The government has been accused of losing "its nerve" over the introduction of Home information packs (Hips).

03 Jan 2008
Govt 'lost nerve' over Hips
Rollout of Hips is complete

Home information packs (Hips) are finally a mandatory part of the home-selling process for all properties in England and Wales.

14 Dec 2007
Rollout of Hips is complete
Benefits of Hips highlighted by Ahipp

Home information packs (Hips) will benefit the property market and make it easier for first-time buyers (FTBs) to purchase a home.

10 Dec 2007
Benefits of Hips highlighted by Ahipp
Hips to benefit everyone

All homeowners will see the benefits of Home information packs (Hips) in the long-term.

30 Nov 2007
Hips to benefit everyone
Hips for all homes by December

The government has announced that Home information packs (Hips) are to become a mandatory part of the home-selling process for all properties in England and Wales from December 14th onwards.

22 Nov 2007
Hips for all homes by December
Hips defended over effect on FTBs

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (Rics') claim that Home information packs (Hips) are forcing first-time buyers (FTBs) out of the housing market have been slammed.

15 Nov 2007
Hips defended over effect on FTBs
Hips expert speaks out on energy efficiency

A Home Information Packs (Hips) expert has spoken about the importance of energy efficiency in the home to kick off this year's Energy Saving Week.

23 Oct 2007
Hips expert speaks out on energy efficiency
Hips delay down to market volatility

Home information packs (Hips) will continue to be rolled out across the housing market once the market has settled down.

17 Oct 2007
Hips delay down to market volatility
Hips increase energy efficiency awareness

The fact that Home information packs (Hips) are mandatory for many home sellers has increased awareness about energy efficiency.

12 Oct 2007
Hips increase energy efficiency awareness
Hips help energy efficiency

Energy efficiency will remain a key priority as a result of Home information packs (Hips).

11 Oct 2007
Hips help energy efficiency
Ahipp slams Tory Hip move

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (Ahipp) has criticised the Conservative Party over its pledge to scrap Home information packs (Hips).

02 Oct 2007
Ahipp slams Tory Hip move
Call for full-scale Hips rollout

Home information packs (Hips) should become a mandatory part of the home-selling process for all properties.

27 Sep 2007
Call for full-scale Hips rollout
Rics faces opposition to Hips stance

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has run into trouble over its stance on Home information packs (Hips).

25 Sep 2007
Rics faces opposition to Hips stance
Sellers want change to Hips payment

The majority of home-sellers are unhappy about paying for Home information packs (Hips) upfront.

21 Sep 2007
Sellers want change to Hips payment
Hips highlight poor energy ratings in UK homes

The average four-bedroom home is scoring badly when it comes to energy ratings.

12 Sep 2007
Hips highlight poor energy ratings in UK homes
Hips loophole may not benefit seller

Many homeowners may choose to start advertising their properties in different ways as Home information packs (Hips) begin to affect the market.

11 Sep 2007
Hips loophole may not benefit seller
Hips expansion

The rollout of Home information packs (Hips) continues today.

10 Sep 2007
Hips expansion
Hips have been a success

The rollout of Home information packs (Hips) to properties with three or more bedrooms proves that the scheme is a success.

07 Sep 2007
Hips have been a success
Ahipp seeks Hips assurance

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (Ahipp) has moved to put an end to the controversy surrounding personal searches.

04 Sep 2007
Ahipp seeks Hips assurance
Hips are one month old

Home information packs (Hips) will have been a part of the home-selling process for one month this weekend.

31 Aug 2007
Hips are one month old
Hips row rolls on

Reports that mortgage lenders are refusing to accept personal local authority searches as part of Home information packs (Hips) have been denied.

23 Aug 2007
Hips row rolls on
Hips cost escalating

A problem with the Home information pack (Hip) scheme has been highlighted, with many sellers being forced to pay twice for a pack.

22 Aug 2007
Hips cost escalating
Hips rollout continues

Properties with three or more bedrooms will need a Home information pack (Hip) if they are to be put on the market from September 10th onwards.

20 Aug 2007
Hips rollout continues
Hips introduction under the microscope

The promised full-scale rollout of Home information packs (Hips) may have hit a potential snag.

09 Aug 2007
Hips introduction under the microscope
Lawyers key to making Hips a success

Lawyers need to be involved throughout the Home information pack (Hip) process if they are to be a success.

08 Aug 2007
Lawyers key to making Hips a success
Hips unpopular with buyers

Home information packs (Hips) will not speed up the home buying process, according to a new survey.

07 Aug 2007
Hips unpopular with buyers
Hips being produced quickly

Home information packs (Hips) are being completed at a far quicker rate than was expected.

07 Aug 2007
Hips being produced quickly
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