The RPSA is a representative body for independent specialist residential surveyors who are accredited by the internationally recognised Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Surveyor And Valuer Accreditation (SAVA), which is part of National Energy Services (NES).
The RPSA is dedicated to working for its members to deliver a range of surveying products of the highest possible quality to serve the needs of consumers. The Home Condition Survey (HCS) is the first of these products, which is now being distributed nationally through a specially created panel working with homebuyers' conveyancers.
The RPSA is pleased to offer consumers the opportunity to purchase the HCS online at very competitive rates.
The RPSA is a representative body for independent specialist residential surveyors. We are dedicated to working for our members to deliver a range of surveying products of the highest possible quality to serve the needs of consumers, and to raise overall standards of residential surveying for both home sellers and home buyers.
We are pleased to offer a range of surveys and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for home buyers, all at very competitive prices. For further information on the host of services we have on offer, or to obtain a quote, please contact us direct or take a look around our website.
The 2015 RPSA annual conference that recently took place was held at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre in Milton Keynes, which marked a turning point for the association.
The conference was titled “Expanding Horizons” and gave us an insight into the new objectives for the association, and the future for residential surveying, including the Home Condition Survey.
With over 70 people in attendance, including representatives from the likes of Countrywide and Landmark, delegates were given a full day of learning and networking with peers and colleagues. With talks from Fiona Haggett of RICS, Mike Clough of INNSA and Michael Holden, Head of Legal Sales at Landmark
Information Group, delegates gained information on a broad range of insightful topics.
The fact that RICS continue to exhibit and speak at the RPSA conferences proves that all the work the RPSA council are putting in is paying off and that RPSA and RICS are continuing to be seen as equal partners in the market place.
Austin Baggett and Hilary Grayson from SAVA gave their specialist advice on the future of surveying and how to handle insurance claims respectively, while RPSA member Charles Chalcraft provided a technical insight into thatched roofs and how to reduce the risk of fires in thatched buildings.
Initial feedback from the conference has been very positive, both in regards to speakers and the overall organisation of the event, with many commenting on the amount of knowledge gained from all speakers.
The conference closed with a presentation on the role of the PSSB, SAVA and RPSA in the market place and how each can improve the uptake of the Home Condition Survey.
Special thanks must go out to SAVA for taking up the gold sponsorship slot, along with bronze sponsors Countrywide and RICS. Their involvement helped out massively with the 2015 RPSA annual conference.
For a read up on presentations, please click the following link.
Three council members were up for re-election, including Chairman Alan Milstein, Nigel Donovan and Andrew McColl. All three council members were voted back onto the council and will continue to represent RPSA members in their respective regions. All were thanked for their continuing service to the RPSA.