AHIPP

AcronymDefinition
AHIPPAssociation of Home Information Pack Providers (UK)
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AHIPP members believe agents may be advising vendors there is no need to get a Hip if their property was listed with another agent before the August 1 deadline.
The AHIPP has introduced a set of standards for pack providers called the HIP Code of Practice.
Mike Ockenden, director general of AHIPP said, 'HIPs are being introduced to help improve the house buying and selling process for all involved - bringing more information about a property to the front of the process.
Mike Ockenden, director general of AHIPP, said: "This month the Housing Minister offered an unequivocal assurance that HIPs will happen on June 1.
More than 85 agents in the first six areas are signed up to promote the scheme, and an AHIPP spokesman claims 'a hugely positive response from consumers and industry alike.
AHIPP deputy director general Paul Broadhead says, 'The early roll out has been hugely successful.
Despite these objections, AHIPP will now extend the scope of the original trial to include the M4 corridor, Manchester, Cardiff, Coventry, Hereford and the Marches, Bristol, Leicester, Chelmsford, Nottingham, Plymouth, Liverpool and the Thames corridor.
Mr Shapps yesterday released a letter from AHIPP director general Mike Ockenden, who said that the government area trials were overlaid onto the locations which his organisation had already selected for early roll-out of the packs, which are intended to smooth the home-buying process by requiring sellers to assemble certain information for potential buyers.
Despite these objections, AHIPP will now extend the scope of the original trial independently, to include the M4 corridor, Cardiff (which has already seen a small pilot scheme in use), Manchester, Coventry, Hereford and the Marches, Bristol, Leicester, Chelmsford, Nottingham, Plymouth, Liverpool and the Thames corridor.
An AHIPP spokesman said: "We are confident we will have enough inspectors for Chester and Wirral by June 1.
AHIPP, a trade body set up in 2005 and which represents more than 40 members in conveyancing, estate agency, search provision and HIP provision, has contested the Government's decision, arguing that the home condition report is important to give home- buyers a clearer picture about the property they are buying.
Now AHIPP has announced its own independent trial in Liverpool from February 19, along with 11 other areas, to avoid a "big bang" implementation.