Sunday, 12 August 2007

HIPs Inspectors complain they have been hard done by

It seems that there is much perturbation on the Home Inspector Forum website. Inspectors are attacking the Government for failing to fully implement the scheme. They are bleating that they may face financial ruin if the delay in implementing HIPs (Home Information Packs) continues.

An inspector from Eastbourne, East Sussex, complained that if they could earn their training fees back they would count themselves lucky and get out of the business. Another felt they had wasted £4,000.

All true - and normally most of us would probably have considerable sympathy for anyone who had suffered as a result of State incompetence.

In this case though – sympathy somewhat lacking.

We are all acutely aware that when this EU inspired stupidity was first mooted it looked like it would be a licence to print money for the so-called inspectors and a convienient means for the State to spy on households, for tax raising purposes.

The people who ‘trained’ up to be inspectors clearly did so in that belief - and they must have known they would be milking people selling their homes, thanks to yet more pointless state forced unnatural regulation in the honest lawful exchange of property between individuals.

So to hear these inspectors complain that their parasitic careers may now be still born and that their ‘investment’ in training may have been wasted is not exactly guaranteed to elicit sympathy.

From the point of view of a homeowner it looks more like natural justice.

Let’s hope it puts off any likeminded individuals who might hope to profit from honest citizens by participating in some future state oppression of the populace.


Unknown said...

Oh dear. You're not the full quid are you mate?

Unknown said...

Training, or teaching will ever equal the explosive success power of passionate leadership! I know a lot of well-educated, well-intentioned folks who know the mechanics of this business — all the right...

CFD Ed said...

Duncan, How does this not make sense? The State decided to introduce new rules relating to freely entered into agreements of private individuals exchanging property.

HIPs is something that would involve using the law to force the vendor to purchase a ‘service’ (the HIP) or pay a fine for failing to purchase a service.

HIPs inspectors saw an opportunity to take advantage of the change to take money from the individuals selling their homes who were to be coerced by law to purchase that compulsory ‘service’. Individuals who would otherwise probably never have wanted to use the ‘service’ without some sort of sanction.

You clearly fail to follow the logic to it’s conclusion. The lights are on...

Anonymous said...

duncan is probably a home inspector ;-)

CFD Ed said...

TC, Quite possibly, or maybe a europhile :-)

The classic barren belittling, without even an attempt to actually refute the argument.