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Home information packs suspended – Law Society’s Gazette

“After a week in office, the new coalition government today announced that the requirement for home sellers to provide home information packs will be suspended pending primary legislation to abolish them entirely.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

R (One Search Direct Holdings Ltd (trading as One Search Direct)) v York City Council – WLR Daily

R (One Search Direct Holdings Ltd (trading as One Search Direct)) v York City Council [2010] EWHC 590 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 87

“In failing to provide access to unrefined information, the council was not acting in a way that was contrary to the Government’s intention not to impose an obligation on authorities to allow such access, nor to the aims and purposes of the statutory provisions, including the subsidiary legislation made by the Secretary of State.”

WLR Daily, 23rd March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Tougher home pack rules in force – BBC News

“New rules have come into force which mean home owners must have a home information pack (Hip) in place before putting their property on the market.”

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BBC News, 5th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Industry seeks Hips review – The Guardian

“Estate agents, surveyors and solicitors have joined forces to slam home information packs (Hips) as ‘unfit for purpose’.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Agents ‘breaking home pack law’ – BBC News

“Some estate agents in England and Wales are breaking the law by marketing properties without ordering a Home Information Pack, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home Information Packs delayed again – Daily Telegraph

“The packs, which have been dogged by delays and controversy over the past 18 months, have now been hit by the slowdown in the property market … ”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ministers “lost nerve” over Hips – BBC News

“The government has been criticised for causing delays in introducing compulsory Home Information Packs.”

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BBC News, 3rd January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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