Membership Terms and Conditions

SECTION B – MEMBERSHIP

SPECIFIC TERMS

  1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
    • In this Section B the following words and expressions have the following meanings unless inconsistent with the context:

“Application Fee”

the fee payable to IRPM in connection with any application to become a member as set out in the Contract Details;

“Articles”

the articles of association for IRPM as amended and updated by IRPM from time to time and the current version of which is published at www.irpm.org.uk/articles-of-association or notified to the Individual in writing from time to time;

“Affiliate Member”

a person who is granted affiliate membership of IRPM;

“Board of Directors”

the officers of IRPM appointed in accordance with the Articles;

“Code of Conduct”

the IRPM code of conduct as amended and updated by IRPM from time to time and the current version of which is published on the IRPM website at ww.irpm.org.uk/about-irpm/conduct-ethics-rules-dei/;

“Enhanced Member”

a person who is granted associate membership, full membership or fellow status in accordance with the criteria set by IRPM and amended and updated from time to time and the current version of which is available at www.irpm.org.uk /membership/;

“Individual”

any person who is granted membership of IRPM in accordance with the Membership Criteria, including but not limited to any Affiliate Member or Enhanced Member;

“IRPM Usage Guide”

the guidelines issued by IRPM on the use of any logo, post-nominal or other identifier which an Individual is permitted to use by IRPM, as amended and updated by IRPM from time to time and the current version of which is published at www.irpm.org.uk/irpm-logo-and-designations/ or notified to the Individual in writing from time to time;

“Membership Criteria”

the criteria set by the Board of Directors for membership of IRPM, including becoming an Enhanced Member, as amended and updated by IRPM from time to time and the current version of which is published at www.irpm.org.uk /membership/;

“Misconduct Procedure”

the procedure for governing any misconduct of an Individual as amended and updated by IRPM from time to time and the current version of which is published at [location];

“Qualifying Professional Development”

training and professional development which IRPM determines to demonstrate an Individual’s ongoing expertise and experience;

“Renewal Period”

the period during which an Individual can renew their membership by paying the Subscription Fee as notified to Individuals by IRPM from time to time;

“Subscription Fee”

the annual fee payable to IRPM in respect of an Individual as set out in the Contract Details and as notified to each Individual by IRPM from time to time.

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP
    • Where the Customer applies to become an Individual, IRPM shall determine at its sole discretion whether the Customer, or the person that the Customer is applying on behalf of, shall be permitted to become an Individual.
    • In applying to become an Individual, the Customer warrants that:
      • it has read and accepts the Code of Conduct and the Articles;
      • it has consented to IRPM contacting any employer or former employer, trade or professional organisation, or accreditation, qualification or assessment body in order to determine the Customer’s suitability to become an Individual or to confirm the validity of any qualification or accreditation held by the Customer;
      • it has consented to IRPM providing information to the Customer’s employer regarding the Customer’s membership status, participation and, where applicable, performance in courses, examinations, accreditations or events, and Qualifying Professional Development undertaken by the Customer;
      • all information provided by the Customer to IRPM regarding the Customer’s application to become an Individual is complete, accurate and up to date;
      • it is not aware of any circumstances in relation to its application to become an Individual which IRPM reasonably believes may bring IRPM into disrepute or otherwise have a detrimental impact on IRPM’s reputation, standing, Intellectual Property Rights and goodwill;
      • it is not Insolvent;
      • it has not been the subject of any Misconduct Procedure or otherwise previously been excluded from being an Individual for any reason.
    • Unless otherwise stated by IRPM, the Customer shall be an Affiliate Member of IRPM. IRPM may at its sole discretion deem the Customer suitable to be an Enhanced Member.
    • Notwithstanding any agreement or approval by IRPM to the Customer, or the prospective Individual that the Customer is applying on behalf of, becoming an Individual, the Customer shall not be deemed an Individual whilst any Application Fee or Subscription Fee is outstanding and shall not be entitled to do anything to hold themselves out as an Individual or otherwise associated or affiliated with IRPM in any way.
    • Whilst an Individual, the Customer shall, or where the Customer is not the Individual shall procure that the Individual shall:
      • comply with the Code of Conduct and the Articles;
      • maintain all necessary qualifications, approvals, accreditations or other requirements specified by IRPM, including the applicable Membership Criteria;
      • promptly provide any information or documentation requested by IRPM, whether to document compliance with the Membership Criteria or otherwise;
      • use reasonable endeavours to promote the aims and objectives of IRPM;
      • not use IRPM’s address in any advertisement or for any other business purpose; and
      • in relation to any logo, post-nominal or other identifier which IRPM permits the Individual to use or identify itself with, comply with the IRPM Usage Guide;
      • not do, or omit to do, anything which IRPM reasonably believes may bring IRPM into disrepute or otherwise have a detrimental impact on IRPM’s reputation, standing, Intellectual Property Rights or goodwill;
      • immediately notify IRPM of any criminal conviction it receives, other than convictions for motoring offences which do not attract a custodial sentence (whether suspended or otherwise); and
      • undertake, and record in the manner specified by IRPM from time to time, a minimum of 15 hours of Qualifying Professional Development in each calendar year.
    • Where an Individual fails to comply with the requirements of Condition 2.5 of this Section B, IRPM shall be entitled to carry out misconduct proceedings in accordance with Condition 4 of this Section B.
    • IRPM shall be entitled to vary an Individual’s status at its’ sole discretion, including (but not limited to):
      • promoting an Affiliate Member to an Enhanced Member or an Enhanced Member to an alternate Enhanced Member status on that Individual meeting the Membership Criteria for the applicable Enhanced Member status;
      • reducing the status of an Enhanced Member to that of an Affiliate Member or an alternate Enhanced Member status where the Individual ceases to meet the Membership Criteria for their current Enhanced Member status; and
      • reducing the status of an Enhanced Member to that of an Affiliate Member or an alternate Enhanced Member status, as a result of any failure to comply with the requirements of Condition 2.5 of this Section B or following any misconduct proceedings in accordance with Condition 4 of this Section B.
  1. SUBSCRIPTION FEES
    • The Customer shall pay the Application Fee and the Subscription Fee when applying to become an Individual and the Subscription Fee annually during the Renewal Period.
    • The Application Fee is non-refundable, notwithstanding any decision regarding the Customer’s application to become an Individual or to make an application for a prospective Individual.
    • IRPM will confirm the Subscription Fee for each year in writing at the start of each Renewal Period. For the avoidance of doubt, IRPM is entitled to vary the Subscription Fee annually at its sole discretion.
    • The Application Fee and the Subscription Fee are payable in accordance with Condition 4 of Section A.
  2. MISCONDUCT OF AN INDIVIDUAL
    • In the event that the Individual:
      • fails to comply with these Conditions, including but not limited to Condition 2.4 of Section B; or
      • is the subject of a complaint from a member of public, an employee or colleague of the Individual, another Individual, the Board of Directors or any employee of IRPM,

the Individual acknowledges and agrees that IRPM shall be entitled to deal with such under the Misconduct Procedure.

  • Any decision made in accordance with the Misconduct Procedure shall be binding on the Individual and IRPM, including any decision to terminate the Individual’s membership or to fine the Individual.
  • Any fine issued by IRPM under the Misconduct Procedure shall be payable as an Additional Charge in accordance with Condition 4 of Section A.
  • Condition 13 of Section A shall not apply to any dispute between the Individual and IRPM regarding the conduct of the Individual until the process in this Condition 4 of Section B has been exhausted.
  1. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
    • IRPM shall be entitled to terminate the Individual’s status as an Individual immediately on notice to the Individual:
      • if the Individual ceases to meet the Membership Criteria;
      • if the Individual is Insolvent;
      • if the Individual receives any criminal conviction, other than a conviction for motoring offences which does not attract a custodial sentence (whether suspended or otherwise);
      • if IRPM finds against the Individual under the Misconduct Procedure;
      • if IRPM notifies the Individual that it is in breach of these Conditions, the Code of Conduct or the Articles and the Individual fails to remedy such breach within 10 Working Days of being notified of such breach in writing by IRPM; or
      • if the Individual does anything which IRPM reasonably believes may bring IRPM into disrepute or otherwise have a detrimental or prejudicial impact on IRPM’s reputation, standing, Intellectual Property Rights or goodwill.
    • IRPM shall be entitled to terminate an Individual’s status as an Individual on 30 days’ written notice.
    • Where the Individual does not pay the Subscription Fee when due during the Renewal Period, the Individual’s status as an Individual shall immediately terminate on expiry of the Renewal Period without any further notice being given to the Individual.
    • The Individual may terminate its status as an Individual at any time by giving written notice to IRPM.
    • On termination or expiry of the Individual’s status as an Individual:
      • the Individual shall immediately cease to hold itself out as an Individual, including but not limited to ceasing to use any logo, post-nominal or other identifier provided by IRPM to Individuals;
      • the Individual shall not be entitled to any refund of the Application Fee or the Subscription Fee;
      • where requested by IRPM, the Individual shall return any Deliverables which relate to, or which it has been provided with by virtue of, its’ status as an Individual; and
      • unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by IRPM, any contract between IRPM and the Individual shall automatically terminate, including but not limited to any right to attend any event, course, examination or accreditation and any right to use any materials provided by IRPM.
  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    • Except as expressly and specifically provided in these Conditions:
      • the Customer assumes sole responsibility for results obtained from the use of the Deliverables by the Customer, and for conclusions drawn from such use. IRPM shall have no liability for any damage caused by errors or omissions in any information, instructions or scripts provided to IRPM by the Customer in connection with the Deliverables, or any actions taken by IRPM at the Customer's direction;
      • any information provided as part of the Deliverables does not constitute professional advice and is for educational purposes only. Information provided in the Deliverables is not a substitute for advice on the specific circumstances of the Customer or Individual or for the exercise of appropriate judgement, skill and care. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information in the Deliverables is accurate and up-to-date, IRPM accepts no responsibility for any acts or omissions in relation to property management or any other subject matter of the Deliverables in whatever form;
      • all warranties, representations, conditions and all other terms of any kind whatsoever implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws, excluded from the Contract; and
      • the Deliverables are provided to the Customer on an "as is" basis.
    • Subject to Condition 11 of Section A and Condition 6.1 of this Section B, IRPM’s total aggregate liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to £10,000.