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HIP? - What's in a Pack - Compulsory

Compulsory / Required Items 

Leasehold Properties

Most of the documents that must be included in the Home Information Pack are applicable to all transactions, but some are needed only for leasehold and commonhold sales.

The required leasehold documents are:

  • A copy of the lease

  • Any regulations or rules that apply to the property that aren't mentioned in the lease and any proposed amendments to same

  • Statements or summaries of service charges covering the previous 36 months

  • Where appropriate, the most recent requests for payment of service charges, ground rent, insurance against damage for the building in which the property is situated, and insurance in respect of personal injury caused by or within the building during the 12-month period before marketing began

  • The name and address of the current or proposed lessor, and details of any managing agent that has been appointed or proposed by the lessor to manage the property

  • A summary of any works being undertaken or proposed that will affect the property or the building in which it's situated.

Home Information Pack Index

The compulsory documents include a Home Information Pack Index listing the documents contained in the Pack.

The Index provides a checklist for sellers, buyers, estate agents and enforcement authorities. Where a document that must be included in the Pack is unavailable, the Index must say so, give the reason it is missing, and indicate what steps are being taken to obtain it. Where documents are added to or removed from the Pack at a later stage, the Index should be revised accordingly.