A New Beginning
We currently have a large number of organisations encompassing the property industry however they are mostly concentrating on their specific areas. For example the MBA (Master Builders Association) & HIA (Housing Industry Association) concentrate on the building industry. PPI (Pre-Purchase Inspectors Registry) concentrate on the Pre-Purchase Inspection industry. REIA (Real Estate Institute of Australia) concentrates on the Real Estate Industry. The Law Society is for solicitors and barristers. This is a small number of the industry associations that exist in Australia with many more listed in specific states. So why do we need another organisation you might ask?
You may not realise it but there is no organisation that encompasses the whole property industry from builders through to lawyers and real estate agents. APOPA aim to be a resource for all property owners and Here at Precision Inspections we like to keep ahead of the mark so when we became aware of this new association in formation we investigated; attended meetings and discussed it at length with our piers. In short we were impressed with the intentions of the organisation and from the outset decided that we want to be part of this organisation from the outset, help in its formation and watch it grow to its full potential.
I have no doubt everyone will be hearing about APOPA in the near future.
APOPA’s PURPOSE - Protects property owners against bad practice. This encompasses my own industry as well as the real estate, construction, pest management and legal industries.
WHO IS BEHIND IT ALL - APOPA is a board of senior industry professionals, dedicated to protecting the future of consumer’s investments. There are representatives from the Legal Professions including solicitors and barristers, the building industry, the pest control industry the property inspection industry, the strata industry and the real estate industry.
APOPA PROMISE - We will train, assess and accredit trade and legal services to a National standard of excellence. There is a large void in the industry and last September the NSW Government in their infinite wisdom decided to reduce red tape by removing licensing in the Pre-Purchase Inspection industry. Now the requirement to carry professional Indemnity Insurance for Timber Pest Inspectors appears to be missing from the new draft standard DR AS 4349.3.
AREAS APOPA COVER - Property/ Pest Management/ ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution / Pre Purchase Inspections/ Environmental.