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I recently used Simon Edis, his website is http://www.emidlandsproperties.co.uk. It only cost £225 fully inclusive of the EPC, and that was for a leasehold property. Very efficient and quick - the EPC was available on his site the same night he came to the house and the HIP was ready a couple of weeks later, once the searches were returned. Would definitely recommend him.

 

HTH.

 

A x

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Coates excellent. Used them a lot over the past few years for conveyencing. All our family used them for wills too!

 

Praise where praise is due - Pauline is brilliant, down to earth and doesn't charge the earth. She's got a good team around her that know what they're doing. They respond quickly and get things done.

 

Well done keep it up!!!

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Currently on the hunt for a decent HIP provider who's not charging the earth (400+vat, shame on you estate agents...), and who's not some cowboy likely to come up with a HIP full of errors etc. I just got off the phone with Coates Solicitors in mosborough (http://www.coatessolicitors.co.uk) as they seem to get a lot of praise around here.

 

They've quoted me £232 INC VAT. This seemed very cheap (the cheapest I've found including all internet based providers), so I queried it further and surprisingly, it has no tie in to their conveyancing services and they even broke down the charges to justify why they think most hips are overpriced. (£112 for searches, £55 for the Energy report, £6 for office copy, £58 for their fees). They even warned me to double check my agency contract to ensure I wasn't liable to pay a £50 admin fee for getting a third party HIP (as charged by Blundells, Saxton Mee etc).

 

Will most likely go for this, especially as they are local solicitors so hopefully should do a decent enough job - anyone have any experience with their HIPS? Any problems?

 

Pauline coates and her daughter lyndsey coates do all my family dealing can not rate them high enough :thumbsup:

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Pauline coates and her daughter lyndsey coates do all my family dealing can not rate them high enough :thumbsup:

 

Well said, used Pauline for personal & business use found her & the team brilliant..

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Hi

I use Pauline Coates for my business and you wont go wrong, I have not required "hips" but you are in safe hands

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I also think that you get what you pay for, Coates are cheap and nasty

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I've used them a lot in the past and totally disagree with this, do you have a vested interest in slating them off perhaps?

 

I also think that you get what you pay for, Coates are cheap and nasty

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Blundells wanted to charge me 199+vat to check a HIP provided by a solicitor. I changed estate agents instead.

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Blundells wanted to charge me 199+vat to check a HIP provided by a solicitor. I changed estate agents instead.

 

I always thought that it was £50 + VAT to check it! Seems very unreasonable! perhaps shows that they are trying to get all the money they can!

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has anyone successfully argued that they should not have to pay the EA admin/checking fee when using a 3rd party HIP provider?

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My EA didn't ask to check my HIP - I almost feel left out now, lol!

 

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Hi there,

 

I used a company called uk-epc they charged £199 including vat the epc was done within 24 hours. Customer support was excellent. They had very good feedback on the clg site would recommend:thumbsup:

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