IPSA non-compliant Local Authority Searches survey

The Association of Independent Personal Search Agents (IPSA) has today completed a survey of Local Authorities it accuses of producing searches that are not HIP compliant.

Christian Lister, IPSA Chairman and Steve Davies IPSA CEO have both highlighted the problem of non-compliance and the risk to consumers to the relevant industry authorities.

Christian outlined the issues: “We have for some time tried to highlight this very serious problem with the authorities and it has come to the point where IPSA and its members believe the promises of action are little more than platitudes. It’s with this in mind we will highlight, in the interest of consumer protection, a list of Local Authorities which sell non HIP compliant searches to consumers for profit. The list will be available from the website tomorrow.”

‘It is worth noting’ states Steve Davies, ‘ that independent search agents are regulated, monitored and audited on an ongoing basis and risk losing their livelihood if found not to comply with HIP regulations. The same high standards are the very least the consumer should expect from a local council’.

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