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- Hundreds of enquiries in just a few days for new-style HIP

- 45% of solicitors surveyed by the Law Society state they intend to produce HIPs in house

In only five days since its launch the new Law Society Home Information Pack bureau service attracted almost 600 enquiries and notched up its first orders for 75 starter packs.

The new service is available from The Law Society in partnership with the OyezStraker Group and was launched to coincide with the expansion of the Government’s HIP scheme to include 3-bedroom properties.

Nick Hodges, OyezStraker Business Services Director, says ‘We anticipated strong demand for the Law Society bureau HIP because a recent survey organized by the Law Society found that 45% of the solicitors surveyed stated that they intended to prepare HIPs in house, but even we were surprised at the rate at which enquiries and orders are pouring in.‘

‘Our Milton Keynes HIP facility is really buzzing with activity right now and we are switching resources to meet demand. The number of enquiries is growing all the time, and at the current rate there may well be 1000 enquiries within the next week or so which is already a fair proportion of all conveyancing solicitors’.

The Law Society bureau HIP is designed as a reliable, easy to use service that allows solicitors to prepare packs quickly and conveniently. Core pack components are prepared to order for the individual solicitor who then adds any further items – such as leasehold documents – completing the HIP.

The bureau HIP is available from OyezStraker and Stat Plus, both members of the OyezStraker Group, a trusted supplier of office products, business services and HIPs to the legal profession. It is available to solicitors in England and Wales who are members of the Law Society.

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How The Law Society bureau HIP works

Solicitors will be able to place their order for a HIP via phone, email or fax. They will then receive an emailed order summary to be checked, approved and returned to the bureau. Upon receipt, a second email, containing a HIP order confirmation certificate will be sent directly and active marketing of the property can begin.

A printed copy of the HIP order confirmation certificate, in a high quality HIP binder will be sent by courier to the solicitor. As each element of the bureau HIP is completed an electronic version will be sent by email. Once all components have been completed, a high quality, full colour set is printed and dispatched by courier. The solicitor can then add these components to the binder, completing the HIP.

The Law Society bureau also offers a HIP starter kit as an alternative for solicitors who wish to compile HIPs in-house. They can order Law Society branded binders and TransAction Forms from the bureau and insert the remaining relevant HIP documents that they have ordered themselves.

The components of a Law Society bureau HIP are:

HIP Index
Energy Performance Certificate
Sales Statement
Land Registry Individual Register
Land Registry Title Plan
Local Land Charges (LLC1)
Local Enquiries (Con 29R)
Water and Drainage Enquiries

About The OyezStraker Group

The OyezStraker Group ( is the UK's leading independent office products and business services company with 1,500 staff and £200m turnover.

The Group was formed in 1997 through the merger of Oyez and Straker, two well-known companies with strong brands in the office products and stationery market. Companies in the Group includes of: OyezStraker, Stat Plus, Lynch McQueen and Whitegrove. The Oyez brand name is synonymous with the supply of legal office supplies, legal software, forms publishing, speech solutions, document production and company formations. OyezStraker is a leading supplier of online Home Information Pack Services in the UK.

To receive your free welcome pack for the Law Society bureau HIP contact OyezStraker on 01845 456 8712 or email

About The Law Society

The Law Society ( is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales. The Society strives to guarantee access to high quality legal services for the public and vigorous promotion of solicitors’ interests as well as providing a leading voice on law reform.

For further information contact:

Nick Hodges, Business Services Director, OyezStraker Group
T: 01908 361160

Jacqui Green, Jacqui Green Marketing & PR
T: 020 7808 0113 / M: 07885 270 349

John Tarry, Director of Commercial Services, The Law Society
T: 020 7841 5516

Melissa Davies, Press Officer, The Law Society
T: 020 7320 5811 / M: 07816 929332

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