15 September 2006: PCCB website Launched
The new PCCB website is now available on the web. It gives full information about the PCCB and both the Search Code and the HIP Code.
The Search Code provides protection for homebuyers, sellers, conveyancers and mortgage lenders, who rely on the information included in property search reports undertaken on residential property within the United Kingdom.
The HIP Code provides protection for homebuyers, sellers, estate agents, conveyancers and mortgage lenders who rely on the information included in a Home Information Pack (HIP) provided on residential property in England and Wales. It sets minimum standards which HIP providers have to meet.
Search and Home Information Pack providers who wish to register with the PCCB can read the full registration rules and find out how to register. Also, members of the public can find full details of the Independent Property Codes Adjudication Scheme (IPCAS), which adjudicates in disputes between consumers and companies registered with the PCCB.