Archive for the 'home information packs' Category

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

Hips extended to all properties – BBC News

“All one- and two-bedroom properties put up for sale in England and Wales now need a Home Information Pack (Hip).

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BBC News, 14th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hips to be extended to all properties – The Guardian

“The government’s controversial home information pack (Hip) scheme will be rolled out to all properties from December 14, it was announced today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Home information pack trainer stripped of role – The Guardian

“The accident-prone home information packs regime suffered another blow after it emerged yesterday that a main trainer of energy assessors has been stripped of its status as an approved centre.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hips starting for three-bed homes – BBC News

“People selling three-bedroom homes in England and Wales must now use Home Information Packs (Hips).”

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BBC News, 9th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

First HIPs plagued with teething problems – Daily Telegraph

“Home Information Packs, the controversial home selling scheme launched last month, are being plagued by teething problems, with many of the first packs having to be scrapped because they have been deemed invalid.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home information packs are dealt new blow by lenders – The Guardian

“The government’s troubled implementation of home information packs suffered another setback last night after it emerged that some mortgage lenders are refusing to accept a crucial part of the reports.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Homeowners set to exploit Hips loophole – The Guardian

“Millions of homeowners are planning to exploit a loophole to avoid purchasing home information packs (Hips), according to research out today.”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hips extended to three-bed homes – BBC News

“The government has said it will extend its Home Information Pack scheme (Hips) to cover three-bedroom homes from 10 September 2007.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Watchdog raps ministers over HIPs – BBC News

“The government has come under fire over the setting up of its controversial Home Information Pack scheme.”

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BBC News, 9th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fears over inspectors as home information packs become law – The Guardian

“Home information packs finally become law today amid persistent concerns that house sales could be held up by shortages of home inspectors in certain areas. The new regime is also bedevilled by claims that it is riddled with loopholes that will allow widespread avoidance.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HIPS – OFT advises estate agents on their obligations – OFT

“The OFT has today advised all estate agents in England and Wales that a failure to comply with the new Home Information Packs (HIPs) regulations could result in a ban from estate agency work.”

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OFT press release, 31st July 2007

Source: www.oft.gov.uk

No water risk details in home information packs – The Independent

“Ministers faced renewed criticism over the  flooding after it emerged that controversial new home information packs will not include details about flood risk to properties.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

HIPs law ‘riddled with loopholes’ – Daily Telegraph

“Loopholes that enable homeowners to avoid Home Information Packs (HIPs) will make the controversial scheme ‘totally unenforceable’, critics believe.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regulations laid to deliver Energy Performance Certificates and HIP’s – Communities and Local Government

“The Government today laid the revised regulations necessary to deliver Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Home Information (HIPs) into the housing market on 1 August.”

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Communities and Local Government press release, 11th June 2007

Source: www.communities.gov.uk

Society slams government over HIPs ‘shambles’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society this week accused the government of presiding over ‘a complete shambles’ after it delayed the introduction of home information packs (HIPs) until 1 August and said they will initially only be required for four-bedroom properties or larger.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Hips delayed until August – The Guardian

“The government said today it would delay the introduction of controversial home information packs until August, following a last-minute legal challenge by critics of the legislation.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lords bid to halt Hips – The Guardian

“A last-ditch attempt to halt the introduction of Home Information Packs (Hips) will take place in the House of Lords tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lords defeat expected over home information packs – The Guardian

“Ministers are facing fresh turmoil over the introduction of home information packs for house sellers, amid indications that Tory and Lib Dem peers will lead a successful revolt against the measure next Tuesday in the Lords.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers face more trouble over home seller packs in Lords – The Guardian

“The government’s travails over the introduction of the controversial home information packs (Hips) continued yesterday, despite its defeat of a last-minute Conservative motion calling for them to be dumped. Opposition peers are hopeful they are on course to defeat the government in a separate House of Lords vote next Tuesday, although the motion will not kill the proposals.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal challenge to Home Information Packs – The Times

“The Government is facing a legal challenge over plans to introduce controversial Home Information Packs (HIPs), it was confirmed today.”

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The Times, 15th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Home packs in doubt after critical Lords report – Daily Telegraph

“The controversial home-sellers’ packs may yet be scrapped after a damning report from the House of Lords yesterday added to a barrage of criticism.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home seller packs ‘will lead to £250m waste’ – Daily Telegraph

“Home inspectors could make up to £250 million a year on producing packs that never get used, causing huge waste for home owners trying to sell their homes, according to the Law Society.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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