NEWS and DEVELOPMENTS
HIPS HAVE BEEN SCRAPPED
As of Friday 21st May 2010 Home Information Packs are no longer required when selling your property although the EPC is still a requirement. Click here for full details.
Another property solution from Anthony Morley is coming - INVENTORIES
From the middle of November we will conducting inventories for letting agents and landlords the rental market. Check back soon for more details.
Anthony Morley announces new partner in Conveyancing - 3rd June 2009
Home Information Pack Cambridge are proud to announce that they have agreed to partner with Premier Solicitors for all your conveyancing needs. Premier solicitors are offering visitors to www.homeinformationpackcambridge.co.uk a reduced rate in conveyancing with just the mention of Anthony Morley or Home Information Pack Cambridge required to achieve their very lowest price.
At £350 + VAT for the complete conveyancing of your property this is truly a unique offer. To take advantage of this please call Scott McCarthy on 01234 358529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HIPS CHANGES EFFECTIVE 6TH APRIL 2009
From 6 April 2009, the Pack will include a Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ), to be completed by the seller, and providing details about the property and any changes that have been made to it.
For leasehold properties, the PIQ will also include basic information about the lease terms and any restrictions on use, etc. As a result, the temporary leasehold information requirements will become permanent, and the only leasehold document required in the Pack will be a copy of the lease itself.
A working group is to be established to look at market-led solutions to providing consumers with better property condition information, in view of the extremely poor take-up of the Home Condition Report.
An end to the first day marketing provisions from 6th April, meaning that basic Pack must be available before marketing commences. However, the provision for up to 28 days grace to be given for obtaining searches, etc will remain.
The provisions allowing insurance to be taken out to cover gaps in search information will also come to an end on 6 April. Regulations setting out the charging regime to be applied by Local Authorities in providing search information have already been put in place, and a working party has been set up to look at ways of simplifying and improving search information.
Coinciding with this announcement, the Office of Fair Trading has announced a comprehensive study of home-buying and selling, looking at all aspects of competition, the regulatory framework, and potential new entrants into the market including Internet sellers.
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