PCCB suspends registration of search firm
The Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB) today announced that it has suspended the registration of Ms K & Mrs J Burridge t/a Search Pack UK and Epcworx (also/previously known as Fasthipsuk also trading as Southwest Energy Assessors, Hipsearchuk and Myhipsearchuk) after it failed to meet the Board’s compliance requirements and thereby comply with PCCB’s Registration Rules.
17 Dec 2010 - Read more...
PCCB welcomes revised Search Code
The PCCB has today welcomed the publication of a revised and strengthened Search Code by the Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO).
It also released its annual report on the work of the Board to date and how it sees the next year of self regulation in the industry.
22 Oct 2010 - Read more...
Revised Search Code and Consultation Announced
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO), owner of the Search Code of Practice, has announced a revised Code to reflect the new market environment while still maintaining standards. A corresponding consultation with key stakeholders has also been initiated. These developments are as a consequence of the recent suspension of the HIP Regulations meaning that the legal framework governing the provision of local and other property search reports has fallen away. PCCB welcomes the revision, consultation and also the aims to actively promote the Code as a mark of quality with key stakeholders and to add value to the Code by creating a clear differentiation in the market between reliable operators and those whose actions bring the whole industry into disrepute.
The full CoPSO press release is copied below.
01 Jul 2010 - Read more...
PCCB Statement on Suspension of HIPs
In the light of today's Government statement, the PCCB has suspended its compliance activities in respect of the HIP Code with immediate effect. It will also review its role in relation to both the Search Code and any subsequent developments in the market following the demise of compulsory HIPs.
20 May 2010 - Read more...