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  • Writer's picturePeter Hart

The importance of using a RICS regulated surveying firm for your property survey

Why hiring a RICS registered Surveyor, or a qualified surveyor from a RICS regulated firm, is crucial when buying a property

Like many things in life, when it comes to property surveys, ensuring you hire a professional you can really trust, with both expertise and credibility, is paramount. But why do people talk about the RICS, what does it mean, and why should you look to work with a firm who are RICS regulated?

Firstly, it's worth explaining a little bit more about the RICS, and what exactly a RICS Surveyor is!

The RICS stands for ‘The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’. To become a RICS Surveyor, you have to be highly qualified, regulated, and have extensive knowledge of property assessment and surveying.

RICS is recognised globally for its standards, and dates all the way back to 1792 when 'The Surveyors Club' was first formed. Today, they monitor and lead the high performance of surveyors, running several levels of qualification, enabling surveyors to become AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS surveyors. By choosing a RICS Surveyor, you are employing a surveying expert who meets the strict standards set by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

So, what does this mean in the real world? In a nutshell, RICS Surveyors possess in-depth knowledge of property surveys, enabling them to identify potential issues and defects that may not be apparent to the untrained eye. They have a comprehensive understanding of construction, building regulations, and industry best practices. This could help you to avoid costly unexpected bills once you've moved into a property, where a problem slowly begins to make itself clear.

The ultimate goal is to give you peace of mind. By hiring a RICS Surveyor, you can have confidence that the major investment you are making is in safe hands. They will provide you with an unbiased and independent evaluation of the property, empowering you to make informed decisions regarding purchase, renovation, or maintenance.

At Home Surveying, we are very lucky to employ highly qualified, professional and genuinely supportive RICS qualified surveyors across the country. If you're looking to find a surveying firm who can offer you the expertise, professionalism, and commitment to excellence for which the RICS is known, we would love to speak to you.


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