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20 Jul 2017
Why did Lloyds Banking Group make the decision to adopt RICS standards? And what benefits do they bring to their business? We recently met up with David Hughes Head of Solutions, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds to find out why our standards are so vital to him and the work he does. Read David’s thoughts below.
Hew Edgar, 20 Jul 2017
With the Scottish Planning Review nearing completion, we believe that the provisions of Scotland’s compulsory purchase order (CPO) legislation is, in many places, antiquated and fragmented, and is in need of significant reform, if not a full-scale overhaul.
Jeffrey Matsu, 20 Jul 2017
The shortage of skills has become a recurring theme for businesses within the built environment and a major constraint on growth according to the latest results of our UK Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey, Q2 2017.
Workloads have slowed across all sectors of the construction industry as Brexit delays investment, according to the Q2 2017 UK RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey. Anecdotal evidence from respondents suggests that uncertainty regarding Brexit is weighing on investment decisions, alongside the political turmoil generated from last month’s general election.
18 Jul 2017
The average annual running cost of student residences is in the region of £51 to £67 per m2 of gross internal floor area, according to the latest occupancy cost plan published by BCIS.
On 7 July 2017, the first meeting of RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group was held. This RICS working group will address concerns and recommendations in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, with RICS professionals coming together to set out the best possible strategy and counsel.
Following the removal of the cap on university places in 2015, higher education student numbers have continued to expand in the UK, placing pressure on the student accommodation infrastructure.
Kim Bailey, 18 Jul 2017
The Lake District national park has been listed as a world heritage site, joining the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in achieving one of the highest accolades on the planet.
Luay Al-Khatib, 17 Jul 2017
The Chartered Surveying profession is in the privileged position of having the authority, under the royal charter, to self-regulate. This is a good thing for many reasons and not least for the profession itself, which benefits from having a “one stop” professional body.
David Keddie MRICS, 17 Jul 2017
As RICS turns 150 next year, RICS Matrics will continue to represent and support the next generation of surveyors in our profession. RICS Matrics has been doing this for over 128 years now. In my 10th year of being part of RICS Matrics, I am excited and honoured to be leading UK as Chair for the year 2017/18.
14 Jul 2017
Living close to shops and restaurants has topped the list of priorities house hunters will be looking for in their future neighbourhood, according to research undertaken by leading housebuilder Miller Homes. David Morgan MRICS MRTPI, Land Director for Miller Homes, recently explored the results and how they differ between regions.
Stephanie Bentley, 14 Jul 2017
It’s estimated that there are 2.4 million pieces of Facebook content and 227K tweets shared every minute. This is beginning to have geopolitical consequences, with recent election campaigns perhaps acting as the one of the most pertinent illustrations of this. This huge increase in the availability of data is changing the way we do things, from politics to policy.
13 Jul 2017
The Crown Estate has collected and shared data to encourage international investment in UK offshore renewables, as Marine Data Co-ordinator at The Crown Estate Chelsea Bradbury explains.
Axiare Patrimonio, the first quoted real estate investor in the Iberian Peninsula, becomes the first real estate company in Spain to be regulated by RICS.
House price inflation dropped further in June, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. At the same time there's little encouragement for sales activity with agreed sales declining alongside new buyer enquiries and new instructions.
Victoria Mann MRICS, APC Mentor and Assessor as well as Asset Manager at Chancerygate shares her top tips in tackling some common stumbling blocks for candidates during their APC critical analysis.
Claudia Conway, 12 Jul 2017
This year’s packed RICS Diversity and Inclusion Conference in London had Inclusive leadership as its theme, but it could just as easily have been bringing your whole self to work — a phrase echoed throughout the day.
10 Jul 2017
At our recent Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Global Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft Roland White challenged our industry to breakdown systemic bias and asked one big question: what can you do differently?
Jan Ambrose, 10 Jul 2017
Couldn't make our recent Residential Property Conference? Don't miss out, see what key players in the industry had to say about new trends, new processes and new technologies coming your way.
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided an update and advice on further testing as a next step to help landlords ensure safety of their buildings.
07 Jul 2017
Kimberly Hepburn, Junior Quantity Surveyor at TfL and Justin Carty, Senior Director at CBRE recently spoke at the RICS Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Here, Kimberly discusses her experience as an apprentice and how the industry should communicate with young people, while Justin explores the challenges he faced while moving up the career ladder and what can be done differently to attract talent from a diverse group.
A chance meeting with a recruitment consultant on a plane journey led Laura Collins MRICS to consider a career in quantity surveying. She has since gone on to become Mace Group's youngest ever associate director and win Quantity Surveyor of the Year at the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2016. Laura tells us how she got so far so quickly in her own words.
Tarrant Parsons, 07 Jul 2017
Amidst the drama of recent political events, it's perhaps unsurprising that Europe’s economic recovery has partly slipped under the radar. But, having lagged most advanced economies significantly throughout much of the post-financial crisis era, growth does appear to have gathered healthy momentum over the last two years.
05 Jul 2017
Urbanisation is placing increasing demands on our most precious commodity: water. What can we do to staunch the flow before it runs out?
New transport links increase the value of the areas they serve. Shouldn’t they get something in return?
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