Careers: In brief

The Law Society is developing a product to enable solicitors to prepare home information packs (HIPs) for consumers who are selling their homes. The Government plans to introduce HIPs in 2007. Speaking at the Law Society Property Section Annual Conference in London, Law Society president Kevin Martin said: “The pack will have numerous advantages, including a fast, efficient online service which will require nothing more than a PC and an internet connection. I want to emphasise the point that the regulations have not yet been published. We do not know what will be the prescribed content of the packs, but things are becoming clearer. As a result, the full specification of the Law Society HIP will be settled over the coming months, once the regulations become available.”