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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Home sales pack scheme is scrapped

Plans to introduce £1,000 home sales packs next year have been abandoned amid fears that they would destabilise the property market.

The Government said yesterday that the packs would not be made mandatory next June, as local government leaders claimed that it would be im- possible to enforce the scheme.

House sellers will not now have to provide an expensive home condition report. They will only be required to provide an energy efficiency rating, searches and title deeds, at a cost of £150 next year.

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