of Independent Personal Search Agents is a non-profit-making representative
body and support group for search companies across the UK.
They provide a range of services designed to educate, inform and support their
members, including dedicated website and telephone helpline. Other benefits
include a range of discounted training courses, Insurance Packages
and a nationwide member to member network for out of area searches.
are regulated by the Industry leading IPSA code of practice and supply
regulated searches to conveyancing professionals nationwide.
They are in regular communication with the department for Communities and
Local Government (CLG) and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), as well as other
industry bodies including Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML), Land Registry,
Law Society etc.
advised Central Government on access to Local Authority data as members of the
Conveyancing and Property Searches Working Group.
also heavily involved in the campaign under the Environmental Information
Regulations to open up access to Local Authority data via the Information
resulted in 58 (and counting) decisions in favour of the private search
companies and three successful Information Tribunals.
A copy of
the current Code of Practice and terms and conditions are available in the
downloads section together with an application pack.
If you would like to know more about IPSA and how it can help you, why not call
Heather Poole-Gleed on 01746 762242 or email email@example.com
you can simply complete the application form at the end of the Application Pack
and send it to: The Registrations Officer, IPSA,39 Victoria Road, Bridgnorth,
Shropshire WV16 4LD