From This is Money:
Only last month, Promise was named in a survey by consumer group Whi ch? as one of the best value-for-money suppliers of Home Information Packs.
Commenting on the group’s demise, a spokesperson for Promise Home Packs said: ‘The political environment at the current time makes it far from clear whether Hips will play a long term role in the housing market.
In its research, Which? found that some groups, especially estate agents, were charging more than double to compile a pack than an independent specialist provider. It concluded that in some cases, home sellers could save hundreds if they shop around.
The survey found that the average price for a Hip was £368 but many estate agents were also found to charge significantly more, with Spicerhaart and Countrywide each charging £401….