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As a non-profit organisation operating in the public interest, we offer an independent and impartial Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) focused on real estate and construction.

What is mediation?

Disputes arising in real estate, property and construction are frequent and they can undermine the relationship between the parties.

Going to court may result in a long and expensive process with an unpredictable outcome which may lead to polarisation and risk reputational damage.

Mediation represents a valid alternative as the parties can try by themselves to reach an agreement on the settlement of their dispute with the assistance of a mediator. A mediation settlement which has been approved by the court and declared enforceable has the legal validity of a court settlement and may be enforced.

RICS Mediation Service

Since forty years we qualify mediators to deal with disputes in a wide range of areas related to: property measurement, property valuation, rent review, lease renewal, landlord and tenant issues, neighbour and boundary disputes, title deed disputes including strata issues and service charges. In the field of construction our experts deal with costs, quality, time-scale, scope of works and variations issues between client / main contractor and contractor /sub-contractor.

We also provide advice and assistance to governments, judiciaries, property professionals and consumers on the development and provision of Dispute Resolution services in land, property, construction and related sectors.

RICS Accredited Mediators

Mediators need to be authoritative and excellent communicators, who can help parties reach robust and practical commercial settlements.

By combining their experience in real estate, property and construction with effective mediation training, RICS Accredited Mediators have the skills and competencies to help real estate businesses and consumers to avoid disputes or get them resolved as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

How to become an RICS Accredited Mediator

We deliver Analytical, Commercial, Restorative, Expert (ACRE) Mediation Training to develop real-world professional skills as a mediator.

This intensive five-day face-to-face course prepares you to mediate the most complex of disputes to the highest of standards and teaches negotiation skills in a practical setting.

Module one provides a detailed introduction for those interested in entering the growing market for qualified mediation representatives. Module two is for those seeking to become a RICS Accredited Mediator.

How to choose an RICS Accredited Mediator

You can choose your mediator from the list available on this page and contact him directly or you can ask our Dispute Resolution Service to provide you with a professional, independent and quality assured appointment of the best mediator in your area.

How to agree to go to mediation

You can agree to go to mediation since the signature of the contract by including a mediation clause. A model clause is available on this page.

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Joanna Plaisant, LLM Country Manager, RICS in Poland