Ensuring That Buyers Can Use HiPs Easily To Inform Their Choices
If HIPs are to help buyers make informed decisions they must
be able to pick out the important information quickly and easily. This is particularly
important where buyers are trying to compare a number of different properties.
results from the area trials have already made clear the advantages of providing
additional information to assist buyers in gaining the most benefit from their packs.
look for in your HIP will
explain what is in a pack and where to look for important pieces of
encourage all pack providers
to produce summaries explaining the key
issues in simple terms. These might appear at the front of packs –
after the EPC or HCR.
Some pack providers are already proposing to do this and we
would encourage all to do. Such summaries would not, of course, be a substitute
for a buyer seeking legal advice.