December 2007, anyone selling a home
has to provide a Home Information
Pack, which is usually referred to
as a HIP. The purpose of this is to
provide important information to would-be
purchasers about the home and the idea
is that this information makes it easier
for the purchaser to find out what
exactly they’re buying.
you’ll find in
HIPs must include the following:
A HIP index listing the documents
in the pack.
An Energy Performance Certificate
telling you how energy efficient
the home is. The most efficient homes
are in band A.
A Sale Statement providing basic
information such as the address of
the home being sold and whether it
is freehold or leasehold.
Standard searches containing information
about the home and local area.
Evidence of Title, which are documents
proving that the seller is the legal
owner of the property and has the
right to sell it.
Sellers can also choose to include
other information such as a Home
Condition Report and details of things
like property boundaries and planning