MDA signs three HIP deals

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a provider of essential information solutions, has signed three exclusive five-year contracts with Home Information Pack providers in England and Wales.

After many months of evaluating potential supply partners, HIP London, House Inspect, and Survey and Valuation Company have chosen MDA as the partner who can provide the most comprehensive solution to support their offering of a complete HIP to independent estate agents.

These companies will distribute, under their own brand, HIPs produced by MDA.

Additionally, House Inspect and Survey and Valuation Company employ their own home inspectors to ensure both a rapid turnaround and a quality product tailored to each client’s individual requirements.

HIP London is an established group of chartered surveyors with established relationships with a number of the Top 50 estate agencies in central London.

HIP London will market a “white label” solution that will allow it to offer fully compliant and warranted HIPs.

House Inspect, based in Hampshire, is a firm of dedicated home inspectors which is forming a growing network with local estate agencies and solicitors in the south of England.

House Inspect will offer a complete HIP service, including the mandatory Energy Performance Certificates and its own optional Home Condition Reports.

Survey and Valuation Company, located in Lancashire, North-West England, is a network of home inspectors offering significant access to independent estate agencies and lenders in that region.

SAV intends to concentrate on the provision of Energy Performance Certificates as part of its HIP offering.

Martin Willard, managing director of MDA Advantage, says: “We are delighted to be partnered with three quality companies in different regions who are all targeting to be leaders in their field and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with each of them.”