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Home Information Packs

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

(1) what guidance his Department issues on the continued marketing of a home with a home information pack which lacks (a) a local property search and (b) leasehold information after 28 days from the first day of marketing have elapsed;

(2) what guidance his Department has issued to home information pack (HIP) providers on the provision of HIPs in (a) hard and (b) electronic copy.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Procedural Guidance on the Home Information Pack (No.2) Regulations 2007 provides guidance on these matters. The guidance is available on the CLG website at:

The explanatory note on section 156 of the Housing Act 2004 provides further guidance on the rules governing the provision of copies of the HIP. The explanatory notes on the 2004 Act are available at

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