NAEA members vote on HIPs

The National Association of Estate Agents invited members to vote on Home Information Packs after the NAEA chief executive, Peter Bolton King, was accused of not being in touch with the views of the NAEA membership over HIPs.

Bolton King agreed to poll NAEA agents once again to get their thoughts while taking part in a HIPs panel debate during the recent industry exhibition, PCS Expo.

Members were polled electronically on their opinion of the Association’s current stance; that HIPs should be repealed and the Government should look again at ways of improving the home buying and selling process on the basis that the energy performance Certificate can be dealt with outside of HIPs.

When asked whether they agreed with this stance, 93% of respondents replied yes.

Bolton King says: “We were delighted with the high number of respondents to this poll. We sent the survey out to 7,600 members and 2,240 got back to us with their feedback on our current stance.

“This is in fact the best response we have had to a survey since we started our electronic polls in 2005, demonstrating this is clearly a subject that our agents feel strongly about.”