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About RICS

RICS stands for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  It is the professional body for qualified Chartered Surveyors.

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RICS stands for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  It is the professional body for qualified Chartered Surveyors.

The RICS originated more than 200 years ago in 1792 when the Surveyors Club was founded by 20 surveyors who met at a hotel in London. In 1868, the group met again to elect the first Council of the Institution of Surveyors. It was incorporated by Royal Charter as the Surveyors’ Institution in 1881. In 1930 its name was changed to the The Chartered Surveyors’ Institution, and in 1947 to The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Today RICS has more than 100,000 members globally.

RICS members must follow the 5 ethical and professional standards demonstrating that they:

  • Act with integrity
  • Always provide a high standard of service
  • Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession
  • Treat others with respect
  • Take responsibility

As a member of the RICS I abide by the professional Code of Conduct. 

I am a member of the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme. This is a mandatory scheme for RICS members carrying out property valuations, which ensures that professional standards are maintained.

I also undertake ongoing professional training to ensure that I keep up to date with best practice.