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AHIPP dismisses NAEA petition

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers has dismissed the National Association of Estate Agents rebellion against Home Information Packs.

Mike Ockenden, director general for AHIPP, says: While we are aware of the recent HIPs petition, which NAEA president Charles Smailes has posted on the Prime Ministers website, we do not see this in any way as a threat to successful the implementation of HIPs, which will happen on June 1 this year.

Despite the petition, we are delighted to see, that while the NAEA keep its public opposition to HIPs alive, it is in fact taking a sensible and pragmatic approach to the fact that HIPs are happening.

In addition, the NAEA, along with ourselves and RICS are currently in the process of producing an in-depth implementation guide for HIPs, which we plan to make publicly available in the near future.

While we understand that the NAEA feels compelled to continue its public campaign against HIPs, we are confident that it, along with the rest of the industry are now facing the reality that as of June 1, HIPs are happening and that it is in the best interest of both its members and the consumer to ensure that the industry is ready.

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