ESTATE agents are urging the public to help scrap Home Information Packs, which every seller will have to have before a property is marketed.
The deadline for HIPs is June 1 but the scheme is being trialled in Huddersfield. An e-petition launched by the National Association of Estate Agents against the packs attracted more than 2,500 signatures in just 24 hours.
We're following the progress of Sue Coates's house sale using the HIP scheme. Her property at 39 Ryedale, Kirkheaton is for sale at £169,950 through Bramleys.
Here's her latest report ...
"Unfortunately, this has been the quietest week so far for activity on my property. No further viewers at this stage. I'm trying not to feel uneasy, I know from working in the business that viewers are like buses - none to be seen then three come along at once!
"In general, it seems, the Home Information Packs are not generating much interest at all with the viewers and potential purchasers. There are very few requests to see the information on properties whose owners, like me, are taking part in this trial period.
"I believe that, even with the accompanying media coverage, the public are not interested or are still unaware of what is happening. A long time to go until June (when the HIP's become compulsory) but time goes by so quickly."