|Home Information Pack (HIP)|
What is a Home Information Pack (HIP)?
Home Information Pack are a compilation of documents that provide the buyer with key information
about the property. You cannot market your property without one.
The required documents are:
charges and insurance)
SEE AN EXAMPLE HOME INFORMATION PACK
Who owns the Home Information Pack (HIP)
If you purchase your HIP through us, you will own your Pack outright. With some Estate Agents,
you may be expected to pay a release fee on you HIP pack should you decide to use another agent.
How is my HIP delivered?
We can provide you with a web link to your completed Home Information Pack. This link is
accessed by a pin code that only you will be provided with, you can then provide this link to your
agent and solicitor or request that we do so. The system we use is completely secure so you
control access to your HIP. Should you wish to print a copy of the HIP this can be done on line,
or you can request us to send you a copy by mail (a small fee is payable for this service).
For how long is my HIP valid?
While the property is on the market, there is no need to update the HIP. If the sale of your property
stops and then starts again, you may have to compile a new HIP and provide up-to-date documents.
However, you can carry on using the same HIP without the need to update any of the documents
(but remarketing must start within one year of the date when marketing first began or, if later, within
28 days of the sale falling through)
year of the date when marketing first began.
The effect of this is that the HIP has a shelf-life of at least 12 months for the seller.
This information was taken from the regulation site http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/BuyingAndSellingYourHome/Homeinformationpacks/DG_171803
We supply HIPs Nationwide. To instruct a HIP or to discuss your requirements further please email us
T: 0113 210 2400
T: 0845 519 4463