Government confirms changes to Hips legislation

Communities and Local Government has confirmed that proposed legislation on home information packs (Hips) due to come into effect from 6 April will go ahead. The main change is that the temporary first day marketing exemption will be removed, meaning that a Hip must be available on the first day a property is marketed. The property information questionnaire, including information on gas and electricity safety, flood risk, parking arrangements and details previous structural damage, must now be included.