HIP and Search Code workshop a hit with subscribers

Press release: 27 June 2008

The latest HIP and Search Code Workshop in Huddersfield yesterday proved extremely popular with Code subscribers, with an attendance of over 50 delegates. With these events now running quarterly at venues around the country, this is giving registered firms an invaluable opportunity to gain intelligence on the latest industry and market developments and receive advice and information on how best to maintain compliance with the Codes of Practice.

The events are sponsored by the Association of Home Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) and the Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) who are the owners of the HIP and Search Codes respectively. As is normal practice, the Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB) made a presentation giving generic feedback on the latest findings from its compliance monitoring regime.

The remaining workshops in 2008 are Birmingham on 25 September and London on 4 December. Registered firms wishing to attend either workshop are advised to contact CoPSO who are the event organiser via info@copso.org.uk.

Download the presentation (PDF)


Notes to Editors

The Property Codes Compliance Board was established in September 2006 to independently monitor compliance with the HIP Code and the Search Code. The Codes provide protection for home buyers, sellers, lenders and conveyancers relying on searches and HIPs as part of the home buying process, and include good practice standards, robust insurance requirements and the independent adjudication of complaints. The PCCB has a governing Board, with public interest directors and the Chairman is Richard Footitt. Further information on the PCCB including a listing of all registered firms can be obtained from: Property Codes Compliance Board: www.propertycodes.org.uk.

The HIP Code is sponsored by the Association of Home Information Pack Providers; http://www.hipassociation.co.uk/. The Search Code is sponsored by the Council of Property Search Organisations: http://www.copso.org.uk/.