RICSUK Valuation Director
Fiona is the UK Valuation Director based at RICS HQ in London. As part of the Professional Groups and Forums team she sits on a number of valuation-related panels whose function is to shape industry best practice, raise standards and develop policy.
Fiona comes from a residential valuation background, with most of her career spent in the banking sector. She has experience in valuation for residential secured lending, risk management, governance and financial crime. Latterly a spell in a panel management firm has given a wider understanding of the functioning of the residential mortgage valuation industry.
She is keen to drive standards within the industry and raise the profile of the RICS with the membership.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 04 Aug 2017
As investigations into the cause, and the subsequent rapid spread, of the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London continue, there is clearly a significant and understandable degree of public concern in relation to high rise residential developments; in particular regarding the existence and effectiveness of fire prevention measures and containment of fires once started.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 01 Jun 2017
We recently worked closely with the British Banker's Association (BBA) and the wider commercial-secured lending and valuation industry to deliver lasting improvements in working relationships, with a view to safeguarding the future of the commercial secured lending sector.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 25 May 2017
ReValue is an EU funded three-year project of which RICS is a part of. It involves a number of specialist companies (valuers, accountants, academics, technology companies etc) from across Europe who are collaborating in research and consulting with stakeholders in the wider secured lending, valuation and sustainability industries.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 05 Apr 2017
If you missed last week’s RICS Valuation Conference we have you covered. Below is our top five things you need to know from the event, from an update on the day Article 50 was triggered to the hotly debated topic of risk vs reward.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 23 Jan 2017
The year was 1868 and 53 gentlemen from the property profession met at the Westminster Palace Hotel in London. The main agenda item was a proposal to set up a formal association to be referred to as the ‘Institution of Surveyors’.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 11 Jan 2017
Following on from previous articles on RICS Presidents from 100 years ago, our president from 1916–1917 proved to be a very different personality from his predecessor, Mr Hanson. Indeed, not only was he the first president to hail from Ireland, but he also seems to have been very active in the politics of that country at the time.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 20 May 2016
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 have now brought into force Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) that were introduced by the government in the Energy Act 2011. These changes apply to both residential and commercial properties and come into force on 1 April 2018.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 18 Jan 2016
John Henry Hanson FRICS became President of the Surveyors’ Institution for the years 1915/16, and took pride in being the first Yorkshireman to achieve this status.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 13 Aug 2015
Recent postings on social media suggest a confusion regarding a recent change to RICS Valuation – Professional Standards (Red Book) as it relates to the valuation of residential properties for loan security purposes. For clarification, RICS has not dictated that properties with a remaining lease term of fewer than 85 years should be given a nil value.
Fiona Haggett FRICS, 07 Jan 2015
Howard Chatfeild Clarke FRICS FRIBA, our President in 1914-15, was born in 1860 into a family of surveyors and architects.
Following on from the round table events in February, both commercial and residential groups from th...
On Independent Commission on Valuation
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