Avail Home Owner Information Pack
Landlords must provide Home Information Pack (HIP) if they wish to market the residential property in England or Wales. If you are wondering how an HIP can be compiled, you can do it yourself. The HIP regulations are very complicated. Our Insurance partners provide an HIP that has been checked to ensure that it is legally compliant.
An HIP basically includes two types of documents.
- Compulsory information - such as the Sale Statement, Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) Evidence of Title and EnergyPerformance Certificate (EPC), sustainability information (required for newly built homes), sale statement and standard searches (local authority, drainage and water). For leasehold properties, a copy of the lease must also be included
- Optional information - such as the legal summary, home use/contents form, specialised search reports (e.g. a mining search) and the Home Condition Report, a legal report on the physical condition of the property that brings to light any problems which will incur repair costs
In case, any compulsory information is missing, a document called the Home Information Pack Index will explain the valid reasons. An HIP consists of all the basic information such as a standard 'look' for a Home Information Pack. The only legal requirement is that it contains all the compulsory items and that certain documents were no more than three months old when the property was first marketed for sale.
Our Insurance partners can also provide other information related to home owner information pack. This will erase most of your doubts regarding an HIP. They can help you get an HIP at competitive price too.
Our Domestic Energy Assessors are accredited to the highest standard. They offer:
- Competitive prices, operate quickly and efficiently
- A flexible out of hours and weekend service
The other salient features of an 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. In December 2008, some changes were brought into effect. This includes the introduction of a new Property Information Questionnaire that provides 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.