Home Information Packs – Get The Required Information
Home Information Packs (HIPs) are required by all landlords. They are necessary if a landlord wishes to market residential property in England or Wales. Our Insurance partners can help you get a Home Information Pack fast at a competitive price. It is only Domestic Energy Assessors who can provide HIP’s as they are accredited to the highest standard.
If you wish to sell or rent out a house, you must have an HIP. This is one of the first things that is asked for if you are a resident of UK. The HIP involves a set of documents that provides the buyer with key information on the property and must be provided by the seller or the seller's agent. It is also considered an important marketing tool to promote your house and is a legal requirement too.
The salient features of HIP are:
- All the necessary Government approvals will be provided
- An electronic PDF version will be emailed to you
- Your HIP will be supplied within 3-4 working days
Home Information Packs (HIPs), were first introduced by the Government in December 2007 to speed up the property transaction process. Changes were announced in December 2008. These included the introduction of a new Property Information Questionnaire that will provide a summary of information about the property in one place, helping buyers make decisions about whether to view a property, and ultimately whether to make an offer.
From 6 April 2009, the Government is making some important alterations to the Home Information Pack (HIP) that will affect the stage at which it can be purchased. It is now permitted by law that a HIP be in place before the property is marketed, this means that payment must have changed hands before advertising can begin. You must therefore have the following in place:
Property Information Questionnaire (PIC). If you own a property, you can get HIP packs for property.