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OFT warns estate agents on HIPs

The OFT has issued a warning to estate agents in England and Wales that failing to comply with the Home Information Packs (HIPs) regulations could result in a ban. Home Information Packs (HIPs) come into force tomorrow (August 1). They will apply to all homes for sale with four or more bedrooms in England and Wales and will include details of the property title, energy performance, planning permissions and searches for prospective buyers. Mike Haley, OFT head of Consumer Protection said: “The new HIPs come into force tomorrow and it is important that agents are aware of their obligations. “If an agent fails to comply, this could trigger an investigation into an agent's fitness to continue estate agency work.”