NAEA welcomes Conservative commitment to scrap HIPs

“The National Association of Estate Agents welcomes confirmation by the Conservative Party that they will abolish Home Information Packs if they form a government.

“The NAEA has long called for HIPs to be abolished and I am personally pleased that Mr Shapps has taken on board our point of view – a point of view shared by the vast majority of property professionals and, we believe, the vast majority of consumers.

“In our opinion HIPs became untenable once the Government’s own statistics revealed that 77 per cent of house-buyers paid no attention to them, and I would now call on Alistair Darling also to commit to scrapping them in this month’s Budget.”