RPSA parts company with Thornby Associates and aims to take on RICS

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has announced a significant restructuring.

The Spring and Summer of 2020 has seen a period of unprecedented growth for the Residential Property Surveyors Association with membership expanding by 25% and Building Survey instruction activity up by more than 100%.

Since its inception in 2010, the day-to-day Association activities have been managed by Mike Ockenden and his team at Thornby Associates.

The RPSA says that, building on that base, it is now creating a dedicated management team with new full-time appointments.

Alan Milstein, Chairman of RPSA said: “The world of residential surveying is going through a period of sustained growth and development and so now is the right time for the RPSA to step centre-stage and to assume the role of industry voice and leader. With new systems and focused management we can build on the firm foundations laid over the last 10 years and create a truly representative professional Association.

“The RPSA has always been run for its members by its members, and with the ambition of raising the quality bar of surveyors across the industry. Nothing changes. As a not-for-profit organisation our job is to deliver money, resources and great products straight back into the hands of our members.

“We won’t have fancy London offices or armies of administrators, but we will have a 21st-century management, an IT structure to deliver skills and efficiencies, and a thriving high quality survey instruction panel.”

Mike Ockenden of Thornby Associates said: “Of course, we are sad to be ending our day-to-day relationship with RPSA, but it is for the right reasons, facilitating the growth of the Association, and enabling us to target resources to the other organisations we represent. We are proud to have been part of the RPSA story and will maintain strong links that will benefit all parties.”

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  1. Robert_May

    Significant story!!!

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