As of tomorrow 21st May 2010 the government will be suspending the use of Home Information Packs (HIPs) with immediate effect. Homes sold on or after tomorrow will no longer need a HIP pack.
What does this mean for you? If you are putting your home up for sale on or after 21 May 2010 you will no longer require a Home Information Pack (HIP). However Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) are to be retained. Sellers will still be required to commission an EPC, but they will no longer need to have received an EPC before they place their property on the market.