A TRIAL of the controversial Home Information Packs (HIPs) in full swing in Huddersfield has been backed by lawyers.
The Law Society supports the scheme and is working to prepare solicitors for the packs.
The town was one of six locations in the country chosen to trial the packs.
This gives homebuyers and sellers the chance to try them out before they become compulsory in June 2007.
The packs aim to help improve the home buying and selling process.
They cost £1,000 and include title deeds, council searches and a home condition report.
The Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) has welcomed the legal body's commitment to the scheme.
Mike Ockenden, director general of AHIPP, said: "The Law Society's recent steps to prepare for Home Information Packs are great news for its members, for industry and for the consumer.
"It is a further indication that industry is now facing up to the reality that HIPs will happen.
"AHIPP's early roll out of packs has seen estate agents, pack providers and home inspectors from across the country sign up to make packs available - allowing customers in the six locations to sample packs ahead of next June.
"This essential testing will ensure the packs effectively achieve their goals of dramatically improving the house buying and selling process for all involved."