NEWS FLASH – HIPs suspended

Thursday 20th May 2010

Home Information Packs have been suspended with immediate effect pending primary legislation for a permanent abolition.

CLG Secretary of State Eric Pickles said: “HIPs are history. This action will encourage sellers back into the market and help the market as a whole and the economy recover."

Housing minister Grant Shapps said: “This is a great example of how this new Government is getting straight down to work by cutting pointless red tape.”

They made the announcement this morning at a press conference held at Bullman Booth estate agents in Battersea, London,