During a week in which both the Daily Mail and OFT highlighted concerns regarding referral fees paid by conveyancing solicitors to Estate Agents, the Guardian Newspaper has pointed out that it is cheaper to buy your HIP direct rather than through an Agent.
“. . research showed that the Halifax offered the most expensive Hip for a typical three-bedroom freehold semi-detached property, charging £413. In contrast, online provider Fridaysmove charged just £189. The research also showed the dearest pack for a two-bedroom leasehold flat was from estate agent Spicerhaart …”.