HIPS Requirements

Home Information Packs

From 1st June 2007 Home Information Packs will be mandatory when selling your property...

HIPS Requirements

Get a Free Quote What will need to be included in the Home Information Pack

The Regulations set out provisions on the “required” and “authorised” content of the Pack. Required documents must be included in the pack where appropriate and authorised documents may be included at the seller’s discretion.

The required documents are:

An index (i.e. a list of the contents of the pack)
Bullet Point A sale statement (summarising terms of sale)

Bullet Point Evidence of title

Bullet Point Standard searches (i.e. local authority enquiries and a drainage and water search)

Bullet Point An Energy Performance Certificate

Bullet Point Where appropriate, commonhold information (including a copy of the commonhold community statement)

Bullet Point Where appropriate, leasehold information (including a copy of the lease, information on service charges and insurance)

Bullet Point Where appropriate, a New Homes Warranty

Bullet Point Where appropriate, a report on a home that is not physically complete

The authorised documents include:

Bullet Point A Home Condition Report

Bullet Point Guarantees and warranties

Bullet Point Other searches.

The regulations will be amended so that from 1 June 2007 the Home Condition Report will be an authorised part of the Pack. The Home Condition Report will remain part of the Pack but as an authorised document rather than a mandatory item.

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