WITH the scope of Home Information Packs expanded to include three-bedroom homes, sellers can avoid having to pay out for a costly pack by buying a new home with George Wimpey West Yorkshire.
The housebuilder is offering to pay the cost of a Home Information Pack (HIP) for buyers with a house to sell, who reserve a new home at any one of its developments in West Yorkshire.
From 10th September, all homeowners selling a three bedroom house will have to provide an HIP, estimated to cost anything up to £600.
The HIP pack includes land and planning searches and a new energy performance certificate (EPC), grading a property on its energy efficiency.
All certificates and searches for the HIP need to be commissioned by the seller (or their agent) from an accredited Energy Assessor, who visits the property to collect the relevant data and creates the certificate.
Steve Rider, sales and marketing director, said: “The whole process of obtaining a pack adds to the cost and length, not to mention the stress, of the whole home buying and selling process.
“By buying a new George Wimpey West Yorkshire property, this is one less thing that homebuyers have to think about.
“Buyers with a home to sell can also take advantage of our Easymover package, a straight-forward scheme that removes the problem of selling their house, because George Wimpey does it all for them.”
To participate in the Easymover scheme, buyers choose a new home from one of George Wimpey’s homes, and pay a £250 reservation fee to secure the plot.
The buyer’s existing house is then valued by two independent estate agents and, based on their valuations, George Wimpey and the purchaser agree a marketing price for the property.
George Wimpey West Yorkshire and the appointed estate agents then undertake an extensive marketing campaign to sell the property.
For more information about George Wimpey West Yorkshire developments, including Intrigue and The Old Brickworks in Huddersfield visit www.georgewimpey.co.uk.