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The Home Information Pack Regulations 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 CITATION, COMMENCEMENT AND INTERPRETATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation – general provisions

    3. 3.Interpretation – first point of marketing

  3. PART 2 HOME INFORMATION PACK - GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. 4.Required, authorised and excluded documents

    2. 5.The home information pack

    3. 6.Copies of a home information pack

    4. 7.Comprehension of documents

  4. PART 3 CONTENTS OF HOME INFORMATION PACKS

    1. 8.Required pack documents

    2. 9.Authorised pack documents

    3. 10.Creation of interests

    4. 11.Prohibitions relating to home condition reports

    5. 12.Exclusion of advertising information

  5. PART 4 ASSEMBLY AND ACCURACY OF HOME INFORMATION PACKS

    1. 13.Time at which pack documents are to be included

    2. 14.Age of pack documents when first included

    3. 15.Required pack documents which are unavailable before the first point of marketing

    4. 16.Delivery of documents under regulation 15

    5. 17.Required pack documents which are unobtainable

    6. 18.Updating of required pack documents

    7. 19.Inclusion of home condition reports or energy performance certificates following physical completion

    8. 20.Updating of authorised pack documents

    9. 21.Seller’s check of the home information pack

  6. PART 5 EXCEPTIONS

    1. 22.Meaning of “non-residential premises”

    2. 23.Exclusion from meaning of “non-residential premises”

    3. 24.Exception for seasonal and holiday accommodation

    4. 25.Exception for mixed sales

    5. 26.Exception for dual use of a dwelling-house

    6. 27.Exception for portfolios of properties

    7. 28.Exception for unsafe properties

    8. 29.Exception for properties to be demolished

    9. 30.Exception – 1st June 2007 to 31st October 2007

  7. PART 6 ENFORCEMENT

    1. 31.Amount of penalty charge

    2. 32.Exclusion of penalty charges for content of pack documents

  8. PART 7 APPROVED CERTIFICATION SCHEMES

    1. 33.Approval of certification schemes

    2. 34.Terms of approved certification schemes

    3. 35.Withdrawal of approval from certification schemes

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Home information pack index

      1. 1.Required matters

      2. 2.Authorised matters

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Sale statement

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Commonhold information

      1. 1.Required commonhold documents

      2. 2.Required commonhold information

      3. 3.Authorised commonhold information

      4. 4.Creation of commonhold interests

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Leasehold information

      1. 1.Required leasehold documents

      2. 2.Required leasehold information

      3. 3.Authorised leasehold information

      4. 4.Creation of leasehold interests

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Home condition report

      1. 1.Home condition reports

      2. 2.Terms for the preparation of a home condition report

      3. 3.Third party contractual rights in relation to home condition reports

      4. 4.Inclusion of additional or more favourable terms for home condition reports

      5. 5.Less favourable terms

      6. 6.Completion of home condition reports by home inspectors

      7. 7.Conduct of inspections

      8. 8.Prohibition on personal and security information

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Exception from home condition report for specific new homes warranties

      1. PART 1 General

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.New homes warranties – general

      2. PART 2 Arrangements for entering into specific new homes warranties

        1. 3.Existence of insurance and regulation of warranty provider

        2. 4.Cover notes

        3. 5.Commencement date

      3. PART 3 Minimum cover for specific new homes warranties

        1. 6.Warranty period

        2. 7.Certificate of cover and copy of new homes warranty

        3. 8.Transfer of cover to future owners

        4. 9.Cover for design and building

        5. 10.Developer cover

        6. 11.Structural defects cover to property and common parts throughout the new homes warranty

        7. 12.Additional defects cover for property – first two years

        8. 13.Cover for costs of alternative accommodation

        9. 14.Professional fees

      4. PART 4 Limits on cover for specific new homes warranties

        1. 15.Permitted limits for newly built properties

        2. 16.Permitted limits for converted premises

        3. 17.Permitted excesses

        4. 18.Permitted limits on cover for costs of alternative accommodation

        5. 19.Permitted limits on cover for professional fees

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Report on a home not physically complete

      1. 1.Report

      2. 2.Attachments

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      General provision on searches and search reports

      1. PART 1 All search reports (other than official search certificate of the local land charges register)

        1. 1.General requirements

        2. 2.Additional search information

        3. 3.Unavailable search results

      2. PART 2 Specific required search reports

        1. 4.Terms for the preparation of required searches

        2. 5.Third party contractual rights in relation to search reports

        3. 6.Insurance cover for third party contractual rights

        4. 7.Permitted limit on liability for financial loss

        5. 8.Inclusion of additional or more favourable terms for required search reports

        6. 9.Less favourable terms

        7. 10.Required searches by another name

      3. PART 3 Authorised search reports

        1. 11.Terms for the preparation of authorised search reports

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Local enquiries

      1. PART 1 General

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Enquiries

      2. PART 2 Enquiries

        1. 3.Planning and building decisions and pending applications

        2. 4.Planning designations and proposals

        3. 5.Roads

        4. 6.Land required for public purposes

        5. 7.Land to be acquired for road works

        6. 8.Drainage agreements and consents

        7. 9.Nearby road schemes

        8. 10.Nearby railway schemes

        9. 11.Traffic schemes

        10. 12.Outstanding notices

        11. 13.Contravention of building regulations

        12. 14.Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under Planning Acts

        13. 15.Conservation areas

        14. 16.Compulsory purchase

        15. 17.Contaminated land

        16. 18.Radon gas

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Drainage and water enquiries

      1. PART 1 General

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Enquiries and responses

      2. PART 2 Enquiries and responses

        1. 3.Public sewer map

        2. 4.Foul water

        3. 5.Surface water

        4. 6.Public adoption of sewers and lateral drains

        5. 7.Public sewers within the boundaries of the property

        6. 8.Public sewers near to the property

        7. 9.Building over a public sewer, disposal main or drain

        8. 10.Map of waterworks

        9. 11.Adoption of water mains and service pipes

        10. 12.Sewerage and water undertakers

        11. 13.Connection to mains water supply

        12. 14.Water mains, resource mains or discharge pipes

        13. 15.Current basis for sewerage and water charges

        14. 16.Charges following change of occupation

        15. 17.Surface water drainage charges

        16. 18.Water meters

        17. 19.Sewerage bills

        18. 20.Water bills

        19. 21.Risk of flooding due to overloaded public sewers

        20. 22.Risk of low water pressure or flow

        21. 23.Water quality analysis

        22. 24.Authorised departures from water quality standards

        23. 25.Sewage treatment works

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Additional relevant information

  10. Explanatory Note

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