The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) have announced that it has formally recognised the Invasive Non Native Species (INNS) Code of Conduct for companies engaged in the remediation of invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed.
The INNS Code was launched in March 2015 and was developed by the Invasive Non Native Specialists Association (INNSA), the trade body that represents the invasive species consultant and contractor community.
The Code sets out the minimum standards that subscribers must deliver and covers both the technical requirements and the service elements that consumers and companies should expect from Code subscribers. The Code is regulated by the independent Property Codes Compliance Board (PCCB) and in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, redress is provided by The Property Ombudsman.
Alan Milstein, Chairman of RPSA said, “We are pleased to officially recognise the INNS Code and now encourage our members only to introduce their clients to companies that subscribe to the INNS Code. The provisions of the Code, the technical standards that are required and the insurance provisions mean that consumers and companies can have peace of mind when using an INNS Code subscriber.”
Mike Clough, Chairman of INNSA said, “We are delighted that RPSA has formally recognised the new INNS Code. It sets the standard for invasive species remediation and we are seeing a steady flow of the responsible service providers subscribing to the Code.”
For more information about the Code or to find how to subscribe contact [email protected] or call 08714 237192