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PISCES updates HIP standards

PISCES, the e-commerce standards organisation, has updated its Home Information Pack standards.

The PISCES HIPs Standard provides the electronic information that makes up the HIP.

It addresses all steps, from the HIP being requested to the delivery of the completed HIP, and includes maintaining the HIP for subsequent pack updates.

Roger de Boehmler, director general of PISCES, says: “The successful implementation of HIPs is dependent on this standard.

“In spring 2006, we provided a standard for the HIP dry run and area trials.

“Our members have worked hard to update that standard in time for the introduction of HIPs on June 1 2007.

“As a standards body we support all government attempts at improving the home buyer experience via the intelligent use of e-commerce.”


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