International agency member and standards body the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) looks to be making a new foray into the UK market.
Its members will have listings featured directly on sister membership body the Alliance of International Property Owners’ (AIPO) website.
The listings will be provided via international portal The Property Share Network.
NAEA Propertymark’s international wing was subsumed into the AIPP in 2012.
Mark Hayward, chief executive of NAEA Propertymark, was a director of the AIPP until June 2013.
The AIPP has gone from having more than 50 directors in recent years to just one, its chief executive Peter Robinson.
He is now listed on Companies House as a person with significant control of the business.
He is also a director of the AIPO, which launched in 2016, alongside Claire Robinson, who is editor of the membership body’s website.
She said: “We are thrilled to finally offer the foreign property buying public a much easier way to browse property from agents who are members of the industry voluntary regulatory trade body.
“Buying from an AIPP member agent gives you greater peace of mind that should things go wrong with your purchase, there is some recourse without having to ‘go legal’.”
It is free to join the AIPO during what it describes as its beta launch phase.
UK agents are invited to join the AIPP.
AIPP membership fees range from £295 to £1,650, dependent on the type and size of the business.
There is also a one-time joining admin fee of either £35 or £50 depending on the type of firm.