The below companies and individuals are purporting to be members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the British Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Association (BWPDA), by either falsely using the PCA or BWPDA logos or falsely claiming to be full members of the PCA and/or BWPDA.

Here at the PCA we take such abuse very seriously. Each case is investigated and the perpetrator contacted. If we receive no response or find that they have made no attempt to remove the logo or wording from their website, vans, reports, etc. then their details are passed on to Trading Standards. In appropriate cases legal action will be taken to restrain by injunction the improper use of the PCA/BWPDA names/logos. In the last such case the High Court upheld the PCA/BWPDA’s legal rights and granted an injunction against Defendants who were also ordered to pay a substantial sum in legal costs.

To become a member of the PCA strict criteria must be met and adhered to throughout membership. Only full PCA members are eligible to display our logo. Our members get to exclusively use the coveted PCA logo, as an indicator to consumers that they are trusted members of a longstanding Association.

If you believe someone to be falsely claiming membership of the PCA or BWPDA please email any evidence to: pca@property-care.org or call 0844 375 4301 and our logo abuse team will investigate.

The following are not certified members of the PCA/BWPDA but have been found to be displaying the logos:

 

Company Name Region Misdemeanor Action Taken
LBW uk Ltd  Dewsbury PCA and BWPDA logos displayed on company vehicles Written requesting removal of logos. Will contact Trading Standards.
Alexander Keating International Ltd Staffordshire Using PCA logo on website. Have written asking them to remove logo. Will contact Trading Standards if they do not remove.
Damp Cure Ltd Chesterfield Using PCA logo on website. Have written asking them to remove logo. Will contact Trading Standards if they do not remove.
Elan Dampcoursing Ltd  Liverpool Using PCA logo on paperwork. Have written asking them to remove logo.
UCS Damp-proofing & Timber Preservation Services London Using PCA logo on reports. Have written to asking them to remove.
Higginbottom and Lascelles Property Maintenance Ltd Sheffield Using PCA logo on website. Have written to asking them to remove. Will report to Trading Standards if not removed.
Japanese Knotweed Removal Devon South West  Displaying PCA video/linking to PCA website which may infer membership of the Association.  Written to company.
The Damp Team Ltd  Stockton-On-Tees Implying award of PCA surveyor qualification. Written to company requesting verification.