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Press Releases from Firsthips Ltd. (4 total)

For Timely HIPs, Quality Matters

The government has identified problems with HIPs caused by unsatisfactory title evidence being included by some HIP providers. As a result buyers’ lawyers have rejected those HIPs that do not conform to the regulations resulting in delay. However, estate agents that have been using Firsthips HIP assembly and e-conveyancing system have acknowledged its added value in providing lawyer prepared HIPs. Godstone, Surrey 1st April 2008 - Estate Agents are

HIPs Speed up the House Buying and Selling Process

In response to government concerns and scepticism within the industry, Firsthips has identified that an important ingredient in achieving a more efficient house buying and selling process is immediate access for buyers’ lawyers to HIP documents. In a recent internal survey Firsthips revealed that exchange times could be shortened by up to 10 days when the buyer’s lawyer has been able to access the HIP online through the Firsthips

Firsthips Newsletter - June 2007

On the 22nd May 2007 the government announced that they will be implementing changes to the regulations of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Home Information Packs (HIPs). The main points of the changes are as follows: HIPs and EPCs to start on 1st August 2007. HIPs will be mandatory for the sale of four bedroom properties and larger. HIPs for three bedroom properties will be phased in once 2000 energy


Over the past 18 months we have made a great effort to meet the HIPs challenge despite the continuous changes the Government has made during this period. Firsthips\' unique position in the marketplace as a trading platform for all parties involved in a property transaction, is based on our research into the complete process of selling and buying a house in England and Wales. This lead us to create an online

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