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NBI launches portal for HIPs

New Build Inspections has launched a portal for Home Information Packs called Home Inspection Home.

From June 2007 anybody selling a house will need to produce a HIP or risk being fined £200.

These sellers packs will ensure that all homes are professionally inspected, reduce the number of failed transactions which are costing buyers a million pounds per day, and reduce the cost of entry into home ownership for first-time buyers.

Catriona Bright, managing director of NBI, says: “We have invested a lot setting up this site, but for a portal to be successful we need members and forum contributors.

“To encourage this we are offering £10 per week to the best forum contribution and the opportunity for HIP providers to join our panel of experts.

“Additionally, for a limited time listings can be added to our home inspection directory and job board free of charge.”


Dear Delia

Jon and Linda are renting and as they can’t find a suitable property to buy, they would like to build their own home. They have found a plot of land with outline planning permission for a three-bedroom property. The land is on sale for 115,000 and they have been advised that the build will cost approximately 150,000. They have some savings but need finance to help buy the land and fund the build. What are their options?

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