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HIP inspectors and home sellers have been treated badly

My partner has almost completed the Home Information Pack course and now it seems it’s all been a waste of time and money.

The government cannot expect people to pay for training to work with the packs, then suspend the whole idea and not offer any sort of compensation. Next time a government wants to introduce a new initiative nobody will train to implement it because of what has happened with HIPs.

The only winners from this debacle have been trainers and the government. Home inspectors and sellers have been ripped off.



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  • Simon Evans 1st June 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Anyone who recently went on a course to learn about HIPs is sadly lacking in common sense, or has been ill advised. Tory policy for years has been to abolish them, and all the professionals closely involved (estate agents, solicitors, conveyancers, surveyors) have been less than enthusiastic since they were introduced. for most sales they are a waste of time and money. Under the Labour Government Home Condition Reports were abandoned without any compensation to those who had spent time and money training to be Home Inspectors. so the Coalition Government had a good precedent to follow in simply abandoning HIPs. If, as the HIPs providers claim, they are a really good idea, why is no-one asking for them to be retained. The silence from the professions has been deafening.