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Website launched to help sellers avoid HIP costs by listing their properties for sale now

London, United Kingdom – 5 November 2007 – has today officially launched, offering home owners a unique way to avoid the Government’s Home Information Pack (Hip) scheme before it is extended to include the whole housing market.

At present only homeowners selling properties with three bedrooms or more have to pay for a Hip, however it is expected that the scheme will apply to the entire housing market by the end of the year. has recognised that the legislation is not retrospective; it states that houses already listed for sale and being actively ‘marketed’ when the new legislation comes into place will not be subject to a HIP. Therefore, by listing a property for sale today with, sellers will avoid having to ever pay for a Hip.

Even if home owners are not planning on selling anytime soon, by listing their property on, to be actively marketed to buyers today, they’ll avoid having to pay for a pack which can cost more than £600, containing title deeds, local searches and a certificate rating a property's energy efficiency. By setting the property’s sale price at a value you would be happy to walk away with e.g. 3x market value, sellers can avoid unwanted contact from buyers in the short-term and account for increases in the property market in the long-term.

Listing a property for sale on is only £11.88 for the year which works out to 99 pence per month. With most people planning to move house in the next 10 years, they’ll be able to save themselves hundreds of pounds by listing now and avoiding the Hip costs in the future.

Alastair Hoyne, co-founder of commented; “The great thing about is that if you list your property for sale now in the public domain i.e. online, it’s deemed as being actively marketed, so if the seller wants to sell their house in six months or in two years time with an estate agent the Hips will still not be required.”

For more information, please visit:

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For further information, please contact:
Jon Reader
Momentous PR
T: +44 (0) 208 614 6816

Notes to Editor:
1. Only sellers with two bedroom properties or less will be able to avoid the Hips charges by listing their property on
2. recommends Hiscox Home Insurance as a preferred supplier of Home Insurance

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