Glossary of property terms and issues across the wide range of specialisms covered by chartered surveyors.
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10 Nov 2016
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to a range of techniques for resolving disputes without seeking redress from the courts.
19 Sep 2014
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral silicate that is mined for use in building materials.
02 Mar 2018
In simple terms, a blockchain is a digital process for recording data in a way that allows every participant access to the same information.
A standard form of building or construction contract is a binding agreement between the employer for the building project and the building contractor who is responsible for carrying out the construction work.
A glossary explaining the need for building costs or construction costs, the RICS involvement with building costs, and an extensive, growing list of websites showing building costs from a wide range of countries.
30 May 2017
An introduction to building surveying.
01 Jun 2017
How much should a chartered surveyor charge you for work?
26 Aug 2015
Discover why and when compulsory purchase is used.
23 Mar 2012
Find out what dilapidations are and why you need to consider them before taking out a lease.
Annette Howard, 26 May 2017
Double dipping (a colloquial term for dual agency) is used to describe a situation whereby an agency acts for both the seller and buyer in the same deal.
Annette Howard, 14 Mar 2016
Find out about available data sources providing market commentary and insight on the global commercial property market.
16 Mar 2018
Property technology (PropTech) refers to all aspects of innovation and how it impacts the built environment. We've developed a glossary with some keywords and phrases you may hear associated with the 'PropTech' term.
27 Aug 2015
The Green Deal was the government’s scheme to encourage home efficiency improvements in homes and businesses.
01 Dec 2015
Are you considering an investment in a sunny country? A new 'Guide to Buying a Property in Spain' released at Barcelona Meeting Point 2015 has all the information you'll need and much more.
08 Mar 2018
Here's our guide to finding out the age of your house and how it can help with day-to-day repairs.
30 Jun 2017
An explaination of frequently-used investment terms, including yields, capital value and capitalisation.
11 Aug 2015
Martin Brühl has embarked on his year as RICS President with a focus on investment risk management.
24 Jan 2018
Links to sources about the International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS)
25 May 2017
What is Japanese Knotweed, what's its impact on property, and how can you treat it?
28 Aug 2015
Why you should not rely solely on a mortgage valuation when buying a house.
24 Feb 2016
A party wall divides the buildings of two owners. This 'boundary' is usually, but not always, positioned at the centre of the wall.
16 Jan 2018
See what data is available on prime residential property prices and rents throughout the world.
23 Mar 2015
All RICS-regulated firms need to have adequate and appropriate professional indemnity insurance (PII) in place that complies with rule 9 of our rules of conduct for Firms.
18 Mar 2014
Project management is the management of people, time and costs by an individual or a team to ensure the efficient commencement, progress and conclusion of a project. All these elements apply to construction projects.
Discover what a property cycle is, how long they last and how they can affect the property market.
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