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- Hipag responds to Government call for exchange-ready HIPs
- Legal members welcome new HIP approach

London : 15th October 2007 -- Leading Home Information Pack provider Hipag has launched HIPS2Xchange, a new branded HIP designed to further speed up the home buying process.

Rob Hailstone, CEO of Hipag, says ‘The government has recently begun urging the industry to work towards an “exchange-ready HIP” in order to speed up home sales. Hipag has always advocated this approach by working closely with its member firms. Although we have been ahead of the game, not everyone has been aware of the advantage that we offer – hence we’ve developed our new HIPS2Xchange logo and marketing campaign, to make people aware that such a HIP is already available on the market.’

‘Once solicitors and estate agents use our service they quickly discover how unbelievably beneficial it is for them and their clients it is. ‘

Hipag’s HIPS2Xchange concept speeds up property sales because the basic pack is compiled as quickly as possible. However, instead of the pack sitting in a drawer waiting for a buyer to be found, the vendor’s solicitor reviews the pack, establishes which additional documents will also be required when a buyer is found and makes efforts to obtain them.

Says Hailstone, ‘As a legal property professional myself, I know that one big advantage of this from the lawyer’s point of view is if they obtain missing documents before a buyer is found, then they can do it without being put under unnecessary pressure. It may seem obvious – but no other HIP supplier is providing this peace of mind. And of course, all conveyancing will be there on Day One, once the buyer is found.’

Because Hipag is a membership organisation of forward thinking, pro-active property professionals, it has been able to gain advance approval of the overwhelming majority of its members to its unique concept. Says Hailstone, ‘An overwhelming majority of our members have welcomed the opportunity to complete the work needed to produce an “exchange-ready HIP” because they recognise that it makes their life easier and the whole process less stressful for everyone.’

‘Put simply,’ says Hailstone, ‘HIPS2Xchange does exactly what the Government is trying to achieve. We are creating HIPs which will enable an exchange of contracts as early as possible.’

HIPS2Xchange from Hipag provide estate agents, solicitors, vendors and buyers with

• Quicker exchanges
• Much more transparency early on
• Less stressful transactions

Property professionals can find out more about Hipag’s HIPS2Xchange by visiting, by calling 0845 375 2890 or via email at

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NOTE to Editors:

About Hipag Services

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 E:

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

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