Membership Benefits and Criteria

INTRODUCTION

By applying for membership of CoPSO, all companies are required to subscribe to the Search Code. Further details on how to register can be found on the Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB) website - www.propertycodes.org.uk

The membership structure comprises three categories, being Executive, Associate and Affiliate.

Membership Benefits

Executive: £8,000 per annum

  • Attends CoPSO Executive meetings and directs CoPSO policy and agenda
  • Definitive vote on all tabled motions
  • May stand for election to the Board
  • Can join any working group
  • Receives all committee agendas, minutes, meeting reports and supporting papers
  • Receives all external consultation documentation and helps formulate draft responses
  • May use Executive member logo
  • Receive Executive papers and regular updates
  • Name and web link on CoPSO website directory
  • Direct access to secretariat for advice, queries and assistance

Companies must have been trading for more than 2 years and require a PI of £5m.

Associate: £1,500 per annum

Membership is open to companies whose core business is sourcing and compiling property search reports but who do not meet Executive membership criteria or who prefer to be involved in the implementation rather than formulation of policy.

  • Provides technical input into policy agenda
  • May be invited or can apply to sit on any working group
  • Receives all working group papers and meeting reports
  • Receives all executive meeting minutes
  • Receives all association wide communications and newsletters
  • Receives all policy position statements and guidance notes
  • May use the Associate Member logo
  • Name and web link on CoPSO website directory
  • Will have direct access to the secretariat for advice with policy queries and assistance

There is no minimum trading criteria but members are required to meet all Search Code PI requirements.

Affiliate: Search Code subscription fee only

  • May use the Affiliate member logo
  • Name and web link on CoPSO website directory
  • Will have direct access to the secretariat for advice with policy queries and assistance

ALL MEMBERS MUST:

  • Pay the appropriate subscription within two months of the date of request for payment. Any late payment will result in the member being suspended
  • Agree to be bound by both the terms of the Constitution and subscribe to the Search Code
  • Provide evidence of professional indemnity insurance on request
  • Provide three months notice of resignation and no fees paid will be refunded.

Note: Admission for membership is at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

Applying for membership