The National Association of Estate Agents has posted a petition on the Prime Minister’s website calling for Home Information Packs to be scrapped.
Charles Smailes, president of the NAEA, posted an anti-HIPs petition on number10.gov.uk.
The petition states: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to accept the NAEAs concerns about the HIP legislation and the likely affect on the housing market and the economy.
We call for the relevant section of the Housing Act to be repealed and ask the government to discuss more relevant ways of improving the house buying and selling process.
So far 2,646 people have signed the petition, which has a September 12 2007 deadline.
Once over 1,500 sign an online petition on the website Tony Blair’s advisers are obliged to show it to him for consideration.