estate agent might choose to compile a Pack himself or use a third-party
organisation to compile one on his behalf.
Alternatively, you can compile
If you want to use a third party to compile Packs, you could consider
approaching a solicitor, conveyancer or dedicated Pack provider.
As an estate
agent, you probably already have an excellent knowledge of solicitors in the
local area - so you could contact those directly.
If you want to use a
dedicated pack provider, you can find contact details through HiP Association
Once you have a completed Pack, give a copy to the seller and show it to
potential buyers when they request it. Once an offer has been accepted, make
sure a copy of the Pack is sent to the buyer's solicitor.
You will also need to make sure that the property's energy-performance
details are available as part of the written particulars.
Written Particulars are defined as any description of the property which
includes at least two of the following -
a) a photograph of the building or any room in the building;
b) a floor plan of the building; or
c) a description of the size of the rooms in the building
and a reference to giving written particulars includes a reference to giving
or making available particulars electronically. See the Energy
Performance of Buildings section at Communities and Local Government for
documents that have to be included in a Pack from the first day of
marketing include an index, an Energy Performance Certificate, the
sales statement and evidence of title.
the other compulsory documents – the local property searches and
certain documents for leasehold properties – the Government is
initially allowing flexibility.
can begin provided the missing documents are added to the Pack as
soon as possible. There must be evidence in the Pack that these
documents have already been commissioned.
documents in the HIP include the Home Condition Report (HCR), which
the Government strongly encourages sellers to include.