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Do i still need a HIP to sell my house?

I am selling my house and need to know if i need a HIP? and how i can get info on doing it myself.

Asked on Jan 5 2013, Selling in Leeds | Report content

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  • Hi StaceyJaneH, The home information packs (HIPs) have actually been scrapped by the government, with this rule being made in mid-2010. They were initially introduced in 2007, with all houses sold from this time onward needing to provide one. However, they were heavily criticised by both estate agents and sellers, mainly because of the inconvenience and the time they took to obtain, as well as costs in excess of £200. Since May 2010 then, the government scrapped HIPs, which means that you will be able to sell your house no problem without going through the process of getting one of these done for your property. Then community secretary Eric Pickles said that they were stifling an already difficult property market, and it was hoped that the scrapping of them would take some of the cost and hassle out of purchasing and selling, causing more people to do so in the long run. Thanks, Scott

    Answered on Jan 9 2013, Report content
  • Concise answer is, NO. But, you will still need the EPC element, though

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    Answered on Jan 10 2013, Report content
  • HIPS where meant for England and Wales however in Scotland you are still required the equivalent which is a Scottish Home Report

    Answered on Jan 12 2013, Report content

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