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HIP? - What Is A Home Information Pack

A Home Information Pack (HIP) is a compulsory requirement for a seller of a three bedroom and above residential property in England and Wales as from 10th September 2007

It must be made available to an interested Buyer, and a property will not be able to be marketed for sale unless a HIP is available (subject to certain exceptions).

A HIP will have to contain: -

  • Details of the title to the property;

  • Local and water searches;

  • Details of leasehold information;

  • An energy certificate;

A HIP may contain

  • Other searches;

  • Commentary on legal title;

  • Replies to enquiries and fixtures and fittings lists;


How much will a HiP cost?

The cost of preparing a Home Information Pack for an average 3 Bedroom home start from £350. The seller will pay, but this will be balanced out because the vast majority of sellers are also buyers.

‘….the HiP Association Group, the Home Information Pack provider for the Buyer, the Seller & the Estate Agent’


National Association of Registered Home Inspectors

National Association of Registered Home Inspectors