This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.

HIPs criticised for not detailing flood risk

  • Print
  • Comment
Tanya Powley

Home Information Packs have come under fire for failing to require sellers to admit if their home is a flood risk.

Conservatives have said that the scheme was “utterly untrustworthy and misleading” because new figures showed that one in ten new houses had been built on flood plains.

A parliamentary written answer reveals that 10 per cent of new homes built in 2004 were in flood risk areas, with provisional figures for 2005 showing that 9 per cent were at risk from floodwaters.

A spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government has dismissed the comment stating that information on flooding is available for free on the Environment Agency’s website.

  • Print
  • Comment

Daily Email Updates
If you enjoyed this article, sign up to receive the latest news and analysis from Money Marketing.

The Money Marketing CPD Centre
Build your annual CPD - you can log and plan your CPD hours for free with The Money Marketing CPD Centre.

Taxbriefs Advantage
Advantage is a digital reference source giving unbiased, independent, answers to your technical queries. Subscribe to Taxbriefs Advantage.

Have your sayEdit my profile/screen name

You must sign in to make a comment

AXA Wealth

The Budget: What do people really know?

Fund Data

Editor's Pick


Do you think the idea of a single investment management charge could work in practice?

Job of the week

Latest jobs

View all jobs

Most recent comments

View more comments