Why a Chartered Surveyor?

Members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are the professionals of the property world. Their training and experience qualifies them to help on all aspects of your property affairs. Some offer a range of property skills and others specialise in particular areas such as valuation, building surveys or agricultural property.

Members of the RICS can be recognised by the letters AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS after their name – this is more than a guarantee of levels of professional training and experience as RICS also ensures that members abide by strict rules of conduct. When buying, leasing, selling or managing your business premises, it makes sense to seek advice from a trusted professional who can offer you their expertise and independent advice.

RICS members are the professionals of the property world. Their training and experience qualifies them to help on all aspects of your property affairs. Some offer a range of property skills and others specialise in particular areas such as valuation, building surveys or agricultural property. As an ultimate safeguard, all RICS members are required to carry professional indemnity insurance, which protects the client’s position in the unlikely event of professional negligence.

The advantages of using RICS member firms are:

  • They give you clear, impartial and expert advice
  • They act in your interest
  • They are tightly regulated and have to follow strict rules of conduct – including having in place professional indemnity insurance to protect you
  • RICS members have a specific set of rules and best practice guidance, the Real Estate Agency and Brokerage Standards, designed to help ensure RICS agents provide exceptional service
  • RICS members have to update their skills and knowledge throughout their careers, so you can rely on their expertise
  • You are protected by a complaints procedure.

Look out for firms that are ‘Regulated by RICS’. Commercial property agents and surveying firms will use this phrase on their stationery and advertising material.