Following on from my blog ‘The press get it wrong when it comes to exchange ready HIPs’, Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps has advised online estate agency website EAT ( Estate Agency Today ) that he has ‘no appetite’ for so called exchange ready HIPs (I’m working overtime on puns here!)
Shapps’ office have denied claims made in The Daily Telegraph in a full-page article which stated that the Tories had vowed to abolish HIPs and replace them “with a more oven ready pack”.
The situation was clarified by a spokesman for the Shadow Housing Minister: “We won’t be replacing HIPs with anything compulsory, so in terms of another Pack it’s not going to happen unless the industry brings it forward and it’s voluntary. ”
I would also like to take this opportunity to confirm that the new Fridaysmove HIP product is not going to be launched as ‘Fish and HIPs’!