The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is a not-for-profit association established by industry practitioners with the objective of representing and raising the professional standards of all operators involved within property investment.
PIPA members must meet minimum education and accreditation standards as well as complete compulsory professional development annually, so investors can be certain they are dealing with a property professional with the highest standards of education.
In addition to qualifications, PIPA members adhere to a strict code of conduct and disclosure policy, underpinning their commitment to ethical practices and ensuring investors are well informed of all payment processes and any commission arrangements.
Since its inception, PIPA has developed codes of ethics and conduct as well as professional standards of accreditation and education for the property investment industry, including its unique Property Investment Adviser Accreditation course, QPIA.
PIPA is actively lobbying the federal government to bring property investment advice into a regulatory framework. Until such regulation is introduced, PIPA strives to provide the public with warnings and guidance about working with ethical and professional industry practitioners and continues to advocate best practice across the property investment industry.
If you would like to become a member, go to: www.pipa.asn.au/membership/becoming-a-member.