The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) is launching a unique standards scheme for independent residential surveyors that sets new quality and performance targets for the industry.

Launching the Certified Building Surveyor Scheme at its annual conference, RPSA chairman Alan Milstein, said: “Our focus in developing this scheme has been to ensure that house buying consumers receive the highest possible service levels from their independent surveyor.

“The scheme will encompass defined standards for survey inspections, survey reports, consumer redress and service performance. It is, therefore, more wide-ranging than any previous or existing scheme.

“We have long believed that the independent residential surveying sector needed to set itself apart from the corporate world and offer a premium service to clients. The new scheme helps consumers easily identify the different, more personal, approach offered by the independent sector.

“Today’s consumer is faced with an endless choice where the differences between providers can often be confusing and unclear. The Certified Building Surveyor Scheme sets out a clear marker to the home buyer that this surveyor can be relied upon to provide a professional, comprehensive and reliable service.

“This is set to become the default home for independent residential surveyors and the mark of quality that consumers will search for.”

The RPSA Certified Building Survey Scheme opens for business on 1 October 2019, but surveyors can register their interest at the RPSA Conference or via the RPSA website.

Article originally posted by Mortgage Finance Gazette