FAQ


FAQ


Can you explain the membership pricing structure?
What are the current subscription fees?
What makes PCS different from all the other professional associations available to those working in the property industry?
I was a previously a Member of The Property Consultants Society and would like to rejoin. What do I need to do?
How can I promote my membership of PCS to my customers?
I recommended PCS membership to a colleague but his application is taking longer than expected to process. Can you explain why?
I would like to order a new copy of my Membership Certificate, or have my certificate framed. How do I do this?

Can you explain the membership pricing structure?

PCS charges a one-off joining fee in addition to the annual Membership fee. The joining fee covers the significant costs associated with processing new Members, including:

  • office time
  • sending out and dealing with documents
  • the cost of taking up references
  • making changes to the Membership database
  • and last but not least, administering the website and Members’ Forum.

The annual Membership fee reflects the cost of running a professional Members’ association. As a result of PCS operating very efficiently, its annual Membership fees compare extremely well with the fees charged by other, much larger associations.

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What are the current subscription fees?

Upon applying to join The Property Consultants Society, all prospective Members are required to pay a one-off joining/administration fee (see “Can you explain the Membership pricing structure?”) below.

In addition, all Members are required to pay an annual subscription fee from the date of election. If not elected, this fee will be returned.

Details of current fees can be found in our Join PCS section here.

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What makes PCS different from all the other professional associations available to those working in the property industry?

PCS is one of the longest-established professional associations for those engaged in property and has been serving Members well for more than fifty years. Its ethos has always been to promote high standards of conduct and all members on joining agree to adhere to its Code of Conduct.

PCS welcomes Members from every branch of property consultancy and therefore has a wider area of interest than many other professional associations.

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I was a previously a Member of The Property Consultants Society and would like to rejoin. What do I need to do?

If your Membership has lapsed within the past three years, and you do not stand in breach of any of the Society’s Code of Conduct, you can bring your subscription up to date by simply paying the fees for the years you have missed.

If it has been more than three years since your Membership was current, you will need to re-apply as a new Member. See Join PCS for details.

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I would like to order a new copy of my Membership Certificate, or have my certificate framed. How do I do this?

Displaying your Property Consultants Society Membership Certificate is one of the conditions of Society membership, so please do contact us immediately if your certificate has been lost or damaged, or if any of your details are incorrect.

The Property Consultants Society can issue replacement certificates if yours has seen better days and also offers an in-house framing service.

A new framed certificate takes approx. 2 weeks from receipt of order. Price on application.

Please make sure you include a delivery address with your order, and state clearly how you would like your name to appear on your certificate.

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How can I promote my membership of PCS to my customers?

There are a number of steps that we suggest that you can take.

Firstly, is your Membership certificate displayed in a frame in your office where it will emphasise your professionalism? You can order a specially selected frame from the PCS office or, if your certificate is lost or dogeared, a new framed copy. See “I would like to order a new certificate” above.

Also available are PCS ties that come in an elegant navy or claret colour and incorporate our logo.

Lastly, all fully paid-up members can use the PCS logo on their stationery and advertising literature. An electronic copy of the logo is available to download for free from the “Members” area of this website.

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I recommended PCS membership to a colleague but his application is taking longer than expected to process. Can you explain why?

At the PCS office we make every effort to process new Membership applications quickly and efficiently. However, in order to uphold our professional standards we do insist on taking up references for every new Member. This is where delays are most likely to occur, as not all referees reply as promptly as we would like.

If you are recommending your Society to a business friend or colleague, let them know that references will be taken up, so that they can warn their referees and gain their co-operation in advance.This small tip will help us to help them.