PCCB Cancels Registration of HIP Firm – 8th May 2010

The Property Code Compliance Board suspended HIP Save Ltd and HIPserve (UK) Ltd has cancelled the registration as a subscriber to the HIP Code of Practice for failure to comply with PCCB registration rules.
Back on the 12th March the PCCB issued a press release stating that due to persistent failings to comply with Board’s requirements the firms subscription was being suspended. The latest press release indicates that despite deadlines and actions being set failure to meet these required actions had meant that the PCCB was unable to consider lifting the suspension and reinstating the firm.
Richard Footit, chairman of the PCCB stated  “The PCCB’s decision to cancel this firm’s registration again demonstrates that we are committed to upholding the high product and service standards that consumers deserve and also to protecting the integrity of the Codes. As the recent mystery shopping exercise by Birmingham Trading Standards showed, compliance levels were significantly higher for products produced by Code subscribers and the Code logos are therefore the best guarantee for consumers of quality and service.”
We at Today’s Conveyancer wonder whether conveyancers actually treat a HIP provider that is subscribed to the HIP Code of Practice any differently to a non-subscribed HIP provider. As ever we would welcome your comments.
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