Shapps confirms importance of HIP compliance

Nia Williams

February 22, 2010

In recent correspondence with AHIPP shadow housing minister Shapps confirmed that, regardless of the Conservative party’s plans for HIPs, it is important that the existing legislation is adhered to. Shapps commented “I do support adherence to the requirements of the HIP regulations and will continue to do so until those requirements are removed through legislation”.

Mike Ockenden, director general, AHIPP commented: “AHIPP is aware that the uncertainty with regards to the future of Home Information Packs has led to a few isolated incidents of non-compliance with the regulations. The regulations however are the law of the land and it is unacceptable for any estate agent to flout them. AHIPP will be unstinting in its determination to bring to account any estate agent breaking the law.

This latest communication from Shapps confirms that all political parties, regardless of their position, are behind us on the issue of compliance. We call on all estate agents to act responsibly and within the law.”

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