Home Information packs and energy efficient homes

People have been grumbling about Home Information Packs. These are surveys which a seller must buy and then have available to potential buyers when a home is marketed. “HIPS” are supposed to contain lots of useful information but enquiries show that less than 7% of potential buyers actually bother to read the Home Information Pack, so they would seem at first sight to be simply an unnecessary additional cost on selling your home.

A “HIP” has to contain the following information, all at the cost of the seller. It must have an index, an energy performance certificate, a sale statement, standard searches and evidence of title. Continue reading