Ahipp supports First Day Marketing delay
Delaying the introduction of First Day Marketing for Home
Information Packs (Hips) is a sensible move, the deputy director
general of the Association of Home Information Pack Providers
First Day Marketing is due to be introduced in January 1st and
stipulates that all three and four-bedroom homes that are on the
market from this point must have a Hip.
This applies even if the property was on the market before this
However, according to Paul Broadhead of Ahipp, delaying their
introduction temporarily would make sense given the current market
"If the government were to extend First Day Marketing past 1st
January 2008 for a limited period, this would seem a sensible
approach, whilst the fully rolled out system beds down.
"However, this should only be a temporary measure. For Hips to do
their job properly, all the information must be made available to
potential buyers from the offset."
He added: "I remain confident that we will see Hips extended to one
and two-bedroom properties by the end of the year."