The short answer to both is ‘peace of mind’. If you need commercial or residential property advice, a survey undertaken or an independent assessment of its value, appointing a Chartered Surveyor is essential.

Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are qualified to the highest professional standards to advise you on all aspects of property and the built environment.

They have a vast knowledge of the local property market and can spot underlying or hidden issues which may not be obvious from first inspection.

In this respect services received from a RICS Chartered Surveyor will be able to reassure you that you are seeing a full picture when considering a property related transaction and provide you with the information and advice to allow a clear and confident decision to be made.  

The advantages don’t end there. A RICS registered Chartered Surveyor will provide you with impartial expert and unbiased advice. They’ll act in your interests, rather than those of a bank, mortgage lender, Landlord, Tenant or other third-party.

What’s more, a RICS registered Chartered Surveyor will continuously update their skills and knowledge throughout their careers to ensure the advice they give is always based on the latest information and best practice.

So what does the RICS Lion logo stand for?

All chartered surveyors are members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This is a UK-based professional body for surveyors with the aim of ‘promoting and enforcing the highest international standard in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure’.

The RICS lion head logo and letters RICS are each a registered trademark, and may only be used by a registered member or a registered firm. To use these logos, a member must comply with the RICS rules of conduct.  

The recently released and revised RICS Members Code of Conduct, which takes effect in February 2022, outlines some pretty stringent instructions to promote and enforce the highest ethical standards in valuation, the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Knowing that your RICS registered Chartered Surveyor is bound by such firm professional obligations should be comforting, whatever type of property you’re dealing with.

Need a specialist? We have an experienced team of RICS registered Chartered Surveyors who are more than happy to help with your property related matters. Get in touch with Louis Taylor today!