Tenerife Times Home
Tenerife Blogs
Tenerife News
Tenerife 10 day Forecast
Tenerife Monthly Weather
Cheap Tenerife Flights
Tenerife Google Map
Useful Telephone numbers
Euro Converter
Tenerife Attractions
Hotels & Accommodation
CD Tenerife Football
Learn Spanish
Getting Started
Tenerife Times FAQs
Contact Us
Advanced Search

Rate Us:

Random Posts
Owners of private holiday property - Advertise FREE   Read more...

Low cost holidays to Tenerife   Read more...

Freebird , Orobal and two men in a boat It all started in 1966 when John Ridgeway and Chay Blyth wrote a new page in the history books by ...  Read more...

Taming the oceans from Tenerife   Read more...

Direct Telecom launch their new web site   Read more...

Agatha Christie and Tenerife Tenerife has been an inspiration to many famous people, infact, recently whilst surfing the net ...  Read more...

San Roque - Life can't get no sweeter than that Down the hill, round the snaking bends, through the town, over the bridge and turn right at the ...  Read more...

Website Design Tenerife   Read more...

A postponed Tenerife Holiday – its not all bad Due to unforeseen circumstances we are having to postpone our Tenerife break planned for early May ...  Read more...

Retiring to Tenerife and your UK Pension I have recently been asked about the position on UK nationals moving to Tenerife and their ...  Read more...

Tenerife’s Heavenly Fiesta – The Flower Carpets of La Orotava Streets paved with delicate petals of such vibrant colours that they’d turn any rainbow in the ...  Read more...

Tenerife UFO's Its quite strange really, Tenerife i often cited as one of the world's most prolific areas for both ...  Read more...

Details of current movies showing at Gran Sur cinema   Read more...

Tenerife is calling Having booked our flights out to Tenerife way back in March, this latest stretch of  ‘UK ...  Read more...

Tenerife, it's a family affair   Read more...

Useful Tenerife Telephone Numbers We have published via our Vertical Menu on the left hand side of the site a list of useful Telephone ...  Read more...

Gloria Estefan is set to play Tenerife The Cuban singer Gloria Estefan is to play a concert in Tenerife (19th September 2008), it will ...  Read more...

Latest news from BA Yesterday, I received this email from GB Airways regarding their flights to Tenerife . . .  Read more...

Puerto Colon, Tenerife gateway to the Atlantic   Read more...

A great new Tenerife Blog site I thought I should let you all know that Dr Leslie Brown who has contributed a couple of articles ...  Read more...

Favorites
 Add to favorites
 Make Homepage
 

Tenerife Business Directory

Tenerife Times Home arrow Tenerife Times FAQs arrow Tenerife Blogs arrow Don’t think HIPS, in Tenerife think AIP
Don’t think HIPS, in Tenerife think AIP PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 9
PoorBest 
Contributed by John   
Tuesday, 11 September 2007

August 1 2007, what a day of contrasts. In England and Wales people were getting to grips with Home Information Packs, Gordon Brown’s controversial new layer of home selling bureaucracy. Meanwhile out here in Tenerife The Atlantic International Property Group were launching there new website.
The AIP group of companies are long established but this site brings them together under one big new umbrella for easy access. And talking of umbrellas that takes us back to the UK where the ever cheerful Gordon Brown had barely got his feet under the number 10 desk, than he was upsetting the property market by wiggling his HIPS.

 

What is all the fuss about anyway? Basically Brown likes Green and thinks it’s a vote winner so has introduced the Home Information Packs that include an energy performance certificate to show how environmentally friendly your home is in terms of insulation, heating bills etc. One little snag, no one seems to like the idea, from home buyers and sellers to estate agents, lawyers and politicians from all sides.
Wouldn’t be so bad if it was free but with packs costing between £400 and £700 it’s going to pump up inflation. To further upset people, fines of £200 per day may be handed out for anyone selling a home without their HIPS in place and estate agents could even be forced out of business for continuing to ignore the packs.
Scotland is not included at the moment but Gordon is not showing any mercy even to his own clansmen, and it will come in north of the border soon. There have been some long delays because the government are struggling to appoint 2,000 inspectors to hand out the energy performance certificates.
Thankfully HIPS, like frosty mornings and dark afternoons are things that don’t affect us out here in the Tenerife. Good luck Gordon, you are going to need it.

 

Tag it:Spread the Word
Blinkbits
BlinkList
blogmarks
co.mments
connotea
Delicious
De.lirio.us
Digg
Fark
feedmelinks
Furl it!
Hugg
LinkaGoGo
Ma.gnolia
Mister.Wong
Netvouz
NewsVine
Profile Heaven
RawSugar
Reddit
Scuttle
Shadows
Simpy
Smarking
Spurl
Stumble
TailRank
Technorati
Wists
YahooMyWeb
< Previous   Next >

Comments

There are no comments yet - feel free to add one using the form below...


Page 1 of 0 ( 0 comments )
©2006 MosCom

Add comments to this article: Don’t think HIPS, in Tenerife think... ...

Enter your comment below.

Name (required)

E-Mail (required)
Your email will not be displayed on the site - only to our administrator
Homepage

Comment (supported) [BBcode]

Tenerife Scuba Dive Centre
<
Book Cheap Flights with Flightline.co.uk
Learn Spanish