Home Information Packs are here!
As of 1 August 2007, every home put
on the property market with four or more bedrooms needs a Home
Information Pack (HIP). The Pack
includes an Energy Performance Certificate, containing advice on
how to cut carbon emissions and fuel bills. This is
the first stage of Home Information Packs, smaller properties will
be phased in as soon as sufficient energy assessors are fully qualified.
Getting a Pack
For sellers - If you are selling your home, there are a number of options:
* Use an estate agent
* Get a solicitor to do it
* Compile it yourself
* Enlist the help of other businesses, such as specialist pack providers
If you are commissioning a HIP, you
may wish to consider a company that is a member of the HIP Code.