HIPs Are to be Scrapped in England and Wales. Are Home Reports in Scotland Therefore Doomed?

One of the first acts of the new coalition government in the UK was to scrap HIPs (Home Information Packs) in England and Wales.  This had been a pre-election pledge and therefore came as no huge surprise.  This has led to a lot of clients and prospective property sellers in Scotland either (a) telling me they’re delighted that HIPs have been scrapped (when they actually mean ‘Home Reports’ and think that they are one and the same thing) or (b) asking me whether this means that Home Reports in Scotland will be scrapped too.Your Read More Link Text

Home Reports – Response to Criticism by ESPC and Other Solicitors in Scotland

There has been a lot of criticism in the Press recently about Home Reports, all totally contradicting my own firm’s experience of them as having been a force for good in the eyes of property buyers in Scotland.  I wanted to take this opportunity to respond to that criticism.

I run a property-focused business in Edinburgh and the majority of our work is in the estate agency field.  I am happy to admit that I was not a fan of Home Reports prior to their launch.  I am also happy to admit that, based on experience since 1 December 08, I was wrong.Your Read More Link Text