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Why engage a Chartered Surveyor?

Any transaction involving property is likely to be the most important and expensive most people are likely to be involved with in their lifetime so it is vitally important to ensure correct, reliable and trustworthy advice is obtained.


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is an independent, representative professional body, founded by Royal Charter and regulating specialists in the property industry. It is the leading organisation of property professionals in the world. Through respected global standards, the Institution promotes and enforces the highest professional standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.


Any client, either private or corporate, engaging the services of a chartered surveyor will therefore benefit from:


The services of comprehensively trained and knowledgeable surveyors who come under the regulatory control of the RICS.


All practising RICS members will be qualified to the highest standards in the profession and will have completed a lengthy and comprehensive period of training to obtain their professional   qualifications. To gain qualifications from the RICS, rigorous requirements for both experience and education must be met, meaning all members of the RICS are qualified to help in all aspects of property affairs.

All RICS members are bound by the by laws of the Institution and firms will be regulated by the RICS which imposes a minimum level of competence and professional standards and obliges its members to demonstrate their compliance.


For consumer protection it is a mandatory requirement for RICS members to have adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance in place to cover the work they undertake together with an approved redress scheme to provide an independent means of resolving any complaints.


RICS members who hold clients money are required to comply with strict accounting regulations and also to subscribe to a client money compensation scheme to ensure the security of clients money.


All practising RICS members are required to complete, annually, a specified minimum of Continuing Professional Development to ensure that knowledge and procedures are kept up to date - vital in a fast moving and increasingly regulated economy. The RICS provides training to ensure the expertise, skill and knowledge of all their members is appropriate and relevant during their career as a RICS member.


RICS members are required to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times and to comply with mandatory rules of conduct, anti bribery, anti money laundering legislation and data protection.


RICS accreditation can be relied upon and trusted by both businesses and private individuals.


There are therefore many good reasons to employ a chartered surveyor.

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