The Government has introduced Home Information Packs to improve the process of buying and
selling a home.
The Packs currently apply to homes marketed with three or more bedrooms.
A key component of the HIP is the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), which will rate the home's energy efficiency, using graphs like those on fridges and washing machines.
It includes recommendations on how to cut fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions, encouraging people to make improvements to the energy efficiency of their homes.
From 10 September, all homes in England and Wales with 3 or more bedrooms will need a Home Information Pack (HIP), which includes a home energy rating. The Pack includes an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), containing advice on how to cut carbon emissions and fuel bills. Also included are documents such as a sale statement, searches and evidence of title.
CLG has issued a press release on the introduction of HIPs to 3 or more bedroom homes marketed for sale in England and Wales from 10 September.
As of 10 September, every home put on the market with three or more bedrooms needs a Home Information Pack, which includes a home energy efficiency rating.
The Pack includes an Energy Performance Certificate, containing advice on how to cut carbon emissions and fuel bills. Also included are documents such as a sale statement, searches and evidence of title. This is the first stage of Home Information Packs (HIPs
Detailed information, tailored to your industry
Find out what you need to do to prepare for the arrival of Home Information Packs:
Estate agents and auctioneers
Solicitors and conveyancers
Home Information Pack providers
Domestic Energy Assessors
Housing associations and local authorities
Landlords and managing agents
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