Home information pack

Home information packs are a government initiative designed to make it easier to buy and sell homes in England and Wales.

Due to be compulsory England and Wales from June 2007, home information packs will provide key information needed by home buyers and sellers at the start of the process.

This will include the terms of sale; evidence of title; replies to standard searches; planning consents, agreements and directions, and building control certificates; seller's property information form; warranties and guarantees; and a home condition report, including an energy efficiency assessment.

For leasehold properties it will also contain the lease; recent service charge accounts and receipts; current and planned future works; insurance for the building and receipts for premiums; regulations made by the landlord or management company; memorandum and articles of the landlord or management company.

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