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)
A sale statement (summarising terms of sale)
Evidence of title
Standard searches (i.e. local authority enquiries and a drainage and water search)
An Energy Performance Certificate
Where appropriate, commonhold information (including a copy of the commonhold community statement)
Where appropriate, leasehold information (including a copy of the lease, information on service charges and insurance)
Where appropriate, a New Homes Warranty
Where appropriate, a report on a home that is not physically complete
The authorised documents include:
A Home Condition Report
Guarantees and warranties
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.