Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors specialise in various aspects of surveying
Chartered Surveyors are qualified by examination and wide-ranging practical experience. Once membership is attained, members have to observe stringent professional standards of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. These combine to provide a high level of service and efficiency as well as compliance with a strict code of professional conduct.
What is the RICS?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the global professional body that represents, regulates and promotes chartered surveyors and technical surveyors. Under the terms of its Charter the RICS is required at all times to act in the public interest. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, the Institution is committed to upholding standards of competence and integrity among its members and providing impartial, authoritative advice on public affairs.
What to expect when you employ a chartered surveyor
Chartered surveyors act in the best interests of their clients, employers and the wider public interest. They will:
- Act with integrity and honesty
- Deal fairly and openly with clients
- Disclose conflicts of interest
- Respect confidentiality
- Safeguard clients' assets entrusted to them
In carrying out work they will:
- Keep their professional and business knowledge up-to-date
- Act within clearly established guidelines
- Keep clients informed in a comprehensive and timely manner
- Act in accordance with RICS guidelines as applicable
- Carry appropriate professional insurances insurances