Tuesday, 7 October 2008

New minister – new policy on HIPs?

Margaret Beckett has been appointed in Communities and Local Government as Minister of State for Housing, replacing Caroline Flint.

Ms Flint was firm with her support for HIPs in public – but perhaps less so in private. In common with many LA Land Charges staff, she and her department seemed to have a strong dislike of Personal Search Companies – but even so she did not signal the end of the Home Information Pack.

Margaret Beckett meanwhile is reputedly in favour of getting rid of HIPs. As noted last month in my
HIPS will go – but when article, it’s only a matter of time before HIPS go – it just looks a bit sooner now....

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