The future of HIPs is still rather uncertain despite the delayed launch today. As the only Wolverhampton based Solicitor & Estate Agent able to produce its own HIPs we at Rees Page keep a close eye on the latest developments in the HIPs saga. Our current thinking is that HIPs could be discreetly shelved at the end of the year. The acid test will be whether or not the Government moves quickly to extend the scheme to three bedroom properties this autumn. Our prediction is that by then there should be sufficient Home Inspectors to meet the extra demand that this would create. If the Government does not extend the scheme then this might suggest that it is looking at different methods of delivering Environmental Performance Certificates.