Development of the Search Code
Over the past 12 months, CoPSO has been developing the Search Code in consultation with the search
industry and the major stakeholders. There is strong support for standard setting across the private
search industry, in recognition of the fact that the introduction of HIPs will bring a renewed focus
on the need for robust consumer redress measures across the home buying and selling process.
The drafting of the Search Code has been overseen by CoPSO’s Membership and Standards
Sub-Committee and meetings have been held with search organisations which are not CoPSO
members and the major stakeholders including the
Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), the
Council of Licensed Conveyancers, the
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Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP).
The stakeholders have been very supportive of the work being undertaken:
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