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PCA Logo Abuse

Here at the PCA we take abuse of our logo very seriously. Anyone either falsely using the PCA or BWPDA logos or dishonorably claiming to be members of the PCA and/or BWPDA will be fully investigated and legal action will be taken if appropriate.  

If you are suspicious of a company using the PCA Logo, you can always run a check using the search function .  However, if after checking you do not see the company in question, then please do get in touch. Your details will be kept confidential. 

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We take PCA logo abuse seriously…

For companies/individuals who are displaying the PCA logo but are not authorised to do so, their details will be passed on to Trading Standards and, in appropriate cases, legal action will be taken.   

In the last such case, the High Court upheld the PCA/BWPDA’s legal rights and granted an injunction against the Defendants who were also ordered to pay a substantial sum in legal costs.

 

 

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PCA Members MUST meet strict criteria

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. Individuals who have undertaken training or achieved a qualification through the Association are not authorised to use the PCA logo unless they have also undergone the membership application process and are deemed to meet all required standards and criteria. 

If you believe someone to be falsely claiming membership of the PCA or BWPDA, please contact us online, email pca@property-care.org or call 01480 400000 and our logo abuse team will investigate.

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Companies to be Aware of - Falsely Using the PCA Logo

Company Name Region Misdemeanor Action Taken
JH Property Services Driffield, York Non member company claiming PCA membership on Survey reports and falsely claiming to have CSRT qualification Written to company in first instance
Mid-UK Property Solutions Chesterfield, Derbyshire Non member company using PCA logo reports/invoices. Have written to them previously regarding same offence Cease and Desist Letter. Legal action where necessary
M.A Dampcure Salford Non member company using PCA logo on survey reports, website, billboards Cease and Desist letter and reported to Trading Standards
Stay Dry Damp and Timber Specialists Ltd Sheffield Non member company using PCA logo on survey reports Cease and Desist letter and reported to Trading Standards
ARJEN Property Preservation & Renovation Glasgow Using BWPDA/PCA logos on letterhead and reports Written requesting removal of logo from paperwork
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.
Japanese Knotweed Removal Devon South West  Displaying PCA video/linking to PCA website which may infer membership of the Association.  Written to company.

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