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Hip! Hip! Hooray…those pointless packs have gone

Reaction to the decision to suspend Home Information Packs from today Andersons solicitors in Nottingham have welcomed the swift action by the new coalition government to suspend Home Information Packs.

Emma Dancer said: "This is great news for people selling their homes in these difficult times. HIPs have been a thorn in the side of the housing market for the last three years. They cost sellers hundreds of pounds yet most buyers hardly bothered looking at them.

"Unfortunately, HIPs lost most of their value when the decision was taken not to include Home Condition reports. It meant the only thing they contained of real value was the Energy Performance Certificates which the Government has wisely decided to keep.

"Having taken the decision to scrap HIPs it was important the Government moved quickly to avoid any damage to the housing market. It they had delayed, many people may have waited before putting their house up for sale so they could avoid having to buy a HIP. Now it's clear they are gone, people can get on with selling their homes which will help the market to recover."

Emma Dancer is available for interview or to provide further comment.

Emma can be contacted on 0115 988 6722 or email eacradrosoiiosc.kdne@nesnslctr.ou.