Dispute Resolution Service
The DRS was established 40 years ago and continally develops new products and services to meet our clients' needs.
We operate across the world, and have dedicated teams in Scotland and Oceania (please visit their pages to access their services).
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20 Jun 2018
RICS has developed new arbitration services for construction and engineering disputes in England and Wales, with the aim of providing unrivalled customer services that meet the expectations of parties to arbitrations in terms of quality, standards and user experience.
25 Jan 2018
Mediation is an effective tool for tackling a wide range of property and construction related issues. RICS DRS ACRE™ mediation service involves the facilitative role of a trained, neutral third party who will assist parties to come to and manage the settlement of their dispute.
21 Aug 2017
Adjudication is a simple and efficient method of resolving disputes. An adjudicator is an expert who decides a dispute using specialist expertise.
27 Jun 2018
Rent reviews allow the periodical adjustment of commercial rents to the market level current at the date of review. They take place at whatever intervals are agreed in the rent review clauses in the commercial lease.
23 Mar 2017
We are a certified consumer ADR body for the purposes of the alternative dispute resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities & Information) Regulations 2015.
RICS offers a dilapidations scheme, specifically designed to allow quick and economic resolution of lease-end dilapidations disputes. The scheme is designed to put both parties on an equal footing, to keep costs down and to allow experienced parties to be represented by their usual advisers.
22 Mar 2017
The RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) sets universal standards for expert witnesses across the property and built environment sector. DRS offers the EWAS referral service which provides reassurance to parties who instruct RICS accredited expert witnesses that they are appropriately qualified and able to discharge the role they are instructed to undertake.
If you own a long lease on a property in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you may have to pay rent to the freeholder or landlord of the property; this is often known as Ground Rent. If the Ground Rent is subject to a review and the landlord and tenant cannot agree on the new Ground Rent, they can make an application to RICS DRS to appoint a dispute resolver.
Our Neighbour Disputes Service (NDS) is designed to help neighbours resolve property disputes and maintain harmony without the need for intervention by the courts. It deals with often sensitive issues such as boundary disputes, ownership of land and relocating boundary markings (such as fences).
The Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Referral Service (NPIERS) is a cost-efficient service which supports the neighbourhood planning process by providing quick and easy access to impartial and highly qualified examiners on an 'as needed' basis. It also provides clarity on how much an examination will cost.
Professional Arbitration on Court Terms (PACT) is a joint initiative set up by RICS and the Law Society as a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for lease renewal disputes.
The Pubs Code came into force on 21 July 2016 and applies to all businesses owning 500 or more tied pubs in England and Wales. An important part of this is the introduction of the option for tied tenants to request a market rent only option.
29 Jun 2017
As with most complex property areas, disputes still occur where parties fail to agree on service charge levels and types.
RICS has developed a low-cost, quick and easy arbitration procedure to help rural landlords and tenants resolve rent review disputes. The service can also be used for other rural sector disputes.
The Small Business Scheme offers a way to have an independent expert settle disputed rent reviews on commercial properties. The expert will follow a set procedure and charge a fixed fee. Both the landlord and tenant must agree to use the scheme, and by doing so, they will benefit from getting the rent fixed quickly, cheaply and efficiently.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018