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Cameron to scrap Hips if elected
Conservative leader, David Cameron, pledged that if elected to power he would scrap the controversial Home Information Packs (Hips).
Speaking to a group of first-time buyers in Chiswick last week, Mr Cameron said that it is not yet known what Hips will be replaced with, reports the website In2perspective.
The statement has been welcomed by anti-Hip campaign group Sellers' Pack Law is Not the Answer (Splinta).
Splinta represents over 850 firms of surveyors, estate agents, solicitors and conveyancers throughout the UK.
The group has committed to getting the government to scrap Hips before their introduction in June 2007.
However, Nick Salmon, the joint leader of the anti-Hip campaign, admits that if Hips are scrapped there could be huge commercial implications and many home inspectors could be put out of work.
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04 Apr 2006