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AHIPP welcomes training on packs

The National Association of Estate Agents’ steps to prepare its members for the introduction of Home Information Packs has been welcomed by the Association of Home Information Pack Providers.

NAEA members have been invited to a series of HIP courses that will run across the country next month. The courses aim to provide estate agency staff with information on all stages of the process.

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Principality goes live on MTE

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Leeds raises £10,300 for Children in Need

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Big numbers don’t add up to quality

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