What is the Property Care Association?
The Property Care Association is an independent trade association that represents professional property care specialists who need to meet stringent criteria before becoming members.
Membership of the PCA covers Independent Surveyors, Consultants, Contractors and Manufacturers and diverse sector interests such as damp proofing, structural repair and invasive weed control.
As members can be found right across the UK, the PCA are able to assure property owners, land owners and commercial clients that whatever the nature of their building issue, there is a member close by who has the correct expertise to solve your problem.
We are proud to be one such member of the PCA’s Invasive Weed Control group and we are here and ready to help you.
What our PCA membership means to you
The PCA exist to ensure your property specialist – in this case Inspectas Land Remediation – is well trained and will deliver a high quality service.
The greatest single benefit for our customers is the trust that we work to the absolute best of standards.
Because of our PCA membership, you can be confident that:
- That we have the right skills and qualifications for the job.
- We have been thoroughly audited by independent PCA experts
- Your work will be completed to a high standard
- We are part of organisation which can offer you additional – impartial – support and advice
- We keep right up to date with the latest industry developments
- We can also supply additional insurance-backed guarantees – more about those below.
What PCA membership says about us
PCA Membership is so much more than a logo.
It means that our services to are held to the highest of professional standards by a highly respected independent body.
And becoming a PCA member wasn’t simply a matter of filling out a form or sending a subscription payment. The PCA rightfully consider all applications very seriously – with our criteria for membership including:
- Being trading for at least 2 years, with approved company accounts
- Holding a comprehensive industry recognised qualification
- A comprehensive and thorough auditing of all our processes, procedures and reporting to ensure they adhere to the PCA’s Management of Japanese Knotweed Code of Practice.
- Adhering to a formal Code of Conduct, abiding by a strict Code of Ethics, and required for work to minimum Performance Standards
Insurance Backed Guarantees from us, that mean peace of mind for you
As PCA members we can offer Insurance-Backed Guarantees (IBGs) for up to 10 years from the completion of the Japanese Knotweed works.
IBGs serve to safeguard the regular long term guarantee that we provide to our clients, which means you are fully protected if any Japanese Knotweed resurfaces, or if any faults are found with the work in the unlikely event we are no longer trading.
Why do you need an Insurance Backed Guarantee?
Insurance Backed Guarantees – or IBGs as they are known – are designed to protect consumers against insolvency and are a requirement when securing a mortgage or lending against your home or site. An IBG can cover the costs to complete the process of Japanese Knotweed eradication, or will cover the remediation of regrowth once a completion notice has been issued.
Unfortunately not all IBGs are the same – however by being a full PCA member we are able to offer market leading guarantees that provide security and peace of mind to all our clients.
At Inspectas, there are two IBGs we can offer:
Day 1 IBG
Members of the PCA are able to offer insurance protection covering the treatment, monitoring and guarantee of Japanese Knotweed and associated invasive species. This means you have cover right from the commencement of the contract, that protects all aspects of the works. This Insurance Backed Guarantee is underwritten by a UK based, authorised and regulated insurance company and gives peace of mind from day 1 of the process.
Standard 10-Year IBG
The standard 10-year IBG that Inspectas is also able to offer protects against any regrowth post completion of the management plan. As a full member of the PCA we are able to offer our clients the reassurance that comes with the professionalism our team delivers, and in the unlikely case we were not able to fulfil our responsibilities the Insurance Backed Guarantee will cover the eventuality.
So whatever the scenario – you’re covered with us.
Proud members of the TrustMark initiative
TrustMark is the scheme supported by the Government, consumer groups and building industry to help members of the public find reputable firms to do repair, maintenance and improvement work inside and outside a home.
In order to support this important government initiative, the PCA become one of the founder scheme operators.
Because of the high standards of service and quality that is expected from PCA members, they were then able to extend the offer of TrustMark accreditation to all contractor members – and that means Inspectas.
There is a number of supporting resources available to you if you need to learn more about the PCA and how our membership of it brings benefits and reassurance to you.