Saturday, 18 April 2009

Conservative Party pledges to scrap HIPs

Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps has reconfirmed his pledge to scrap Home Information Packs (HIPs) in the Conservative Party's new housing green paper.

He also plans to move Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to the end of the house buying process if they win the next election. Shapps said "We will scrap the discredited HIPs, liberating EPCs to genuinely help people improve the environmental standing of their property".