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Why do you need a HIP?

Home Information Pack (also known as the HIP) is a set of documents that provides the buyer with key information on the property and must be provided by the seller or the seller's agent. It is a legal requirement to have a HIP and you can't market your property without one.

The HIP lets buyers see important information about the property at the start of the process, free of charge. This means there is less chance of buyers becoming aware of any surprises at the end of the process. The HIP can help reduce delays and extra expense to the buyer and seller.


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What does a HIP contain?

The HIP is made up of required (compulsory) and authorised (optional) items. There shouldn't be any marketing or advertising material in the pack, so make sure it contains official information only.

Listed below are all the compulsory documents that need to be included.

New Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ), from 6 April 2009 Sustainability information (required for newly built homes)
conveyancing quote Sale statement conveyancing quote  Home Information Pack Index
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Optional documents

Other documents can be included within your Home Information Pack (HIP), but these are optional. If they are included, it could help to speed up the sale and ensure that the process goes more smoothly. These include:

  • Home Condition Report
  • Legal summary
  • Home use/contents form
  • Other documents like specialist searches (for example, the seller may choose to include a mining search in a mining area)

 

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