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Has anyone selling a house actually had questions asked about the contents of their HIP?

Asked on Jun 22 2009, Selling in London | Report content

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  • Never - and I'm mid-sale right now. Makes you wonder why they're even there (apart from the revenues to the suppliers, of course) :)

    Answered on Jun 24 2009, Report content
  • Its caused more problems than good - someone asked me about my place why it wasn't all double glazed because the hip pack said partially double glazed. Its one window that isn't double glazed and its in the weirdest place - under the stairs and 10 inches in size!

    Answered on Jun 25 2009, Report content
  • Actually the Home Information Packs (HIPs) are a useful tool for the solicitors handling the conveyancing of your home. Prior to HIPs the solicitors would take roughly 2 weeks to get some of the basic information in place, title deeds, leasehold information etc...and most importantly searches, which in the busier periods were taking as long as 3 weeks to be produced. The advent of HIPs has reduced the time a property takes to exchange once an offer has been accepted, the pack is sent directly to the purchasers solicitors with the draft contracts and they can then start raising enquiries without any hesitation.

    Answered on Jun 26 2009, Report content
  • Waste of time, I was buying a house and my solicitor wanted to do all searches themselves stating HIPS could not be guaranteed because not all people that do them are registered and that they are not any good after 6 months the house I was buying HIPS were only 3 months old.

    Answered on Sep 18 2009, Report content

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