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London, England: 17th August 2007 -- Hipag Services has delivered the first Home Information Pack, for an unregistered property, Home Farmhouse, St Cross South Elmham in Suffolk.

Says Rob Hailstone, Hipag CEO, ‘We were delighted to receive our first HIP commission on 1 August, the date of introduction of HIPs. The property was marketed within two days and we were able to deliver the full HIP after only 6 working days, despite the fact that, as it relates to an unregistered property, the pack contains an ‘Epitome of Title’ no less than 50 pages long.’

The HIP was commissioned by solicitors Cross Ram & Co, an accredited Hipag member, based in Halesworth, Suffolk. Partner Jonathan Margarson says, ‘We are really impressed with the pack and the fact that it brings together pretty well everything that the buyer needs to know in the first place.’

‘To be honest, we all sighed deeply at the idea of HIPs and thought they would present an extra burden to us. It has been so easy and the pack looks so good we’re now wondering quite what we were worried about!’

The property that is the subject of the HIP, Home Farmhouse, St Cross South Elmham, is to be auctioned by Durrants on 19th September at their auction rooms in Beccles, Suffolk.

The HIP had to be commissioned on 1 August in order that the property could be advertised by Durrants in the local newspapers on the scheduled date.

Solicitors and Estate Agents can learn more about the benefits of joining Hipag by visiting the website at or by phoning 0845 375 2890.


Notes to editors:

1. Copies of the HIP for this property are available on request.

2. Photography can be arranged.

About Hipag Services Ltd

Hipag Services Ltd ( has been formed to assist independent estate agents and high street solicitor practices in England and Wales produce HIPs quickly and efficiently. Hipag currently has over 3,000 registered members, from Cornwall to Cumbria, who it will work in co-operation with Hipag to produce HIPs rapidly, enabling property sales to proceed without delay.

Hipag’s membership includes independent estate agents, high street solicitors , home inspectors and domestic energy assessors who will prepare the Home Condition Reports and the Energy Performance Certificate.

Hipag Services has the financial backing of the OyezStraker Group, the UK's leading independent office products and business services company with 1,500 staff and £200m turnover.

For further information visit or contact:

Rob Hailstone, CEO, Hipag Services
T: 020 7565 3985

Jonathan Margarson, Partner, Cross Ram & Co
Tel: 01986 873636

Jacqui Green, Jacqui Green Marketing & PR
T: 020 7808 0113/ M: 07885 2670 349

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