Home Information Packs (HIPs)
The Government has announced the suspension of Home Information Packs with immediate effect from 21 May 2010.
See News Release of 20 May 2010: HIPs are history - Pickles suspends Home Information Packs with immediate effect
Homes marketed for sale on or after 21 May 2010 will no longer require a Home Information Pack (HIP).
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will be retained. Sellers will still be required to commission, but won't need to have received an EPC before marketing their property.