Ahipp welcomes report findings
The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (Ahipp) has welcomed the findings of the Pitt Review.
Home information packs (Hips) which can include an energy performance certificate should now include flood data, the report concluded.
Paul Broadhead, deputy director general of Ahipp, said that the review had found Hips to be a "vehicle to provide vital information to consumers".
"We look forward to working with Communities and Local Government to consider how full environmental information might be included in home information packs," he commented.
Competition and innovation should be encouraged to ensure that "consumer choice is maintained", he added.
Energy performance certificates contained in Hips provide information on how energy efficient a house is.
It is based on a scale from A to G, with the most efficient homes those with the lowest fuel bills classed in band A.
The certificates also show the impact a property has on the environment.
Article Date: 30 June 2008
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