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Kim Bailey, 22 Apr 2017
The new national centre for the Written Word — known as The Word — in South Shields won four awards at the 2017 RICS Awards, North East, including overall ‘Project of the Year’.
21 Apr 2017
As President Donald Trump plans to unveil his infrastructure proposal, perhaps as soon as next month, a new RICS research report sets out how policymakers and the private sector can work in tandem to address the long term infrastructure demands that ensure public works investments realize financial and social benefits.
David Morgan, 21 Apr 2017
We press Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant on key housing and planning issues — social housing, homes target and ending right to buy in Wales — at our roundtable debate with RSAW and CHC Cymru.
20 Apr 2017
Our Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution Research and Development Martin Burns explains why it is important to resolve dilapidations disputes quickly, cheaply and early.
Dan Hughes, 19 Apr 2017
Residential surveying has experienced a rapid turnaround in the way that surveyors "at the coalface" are undertaking valuation instructions. This is the view of Ali Junkison of Landmark Valuation Services, who explains how the use of technology is changing from mobile technology to automated valuation models (AVMs).
Gillian Charlesworth, 18 Apr 2017
Over 5,448 professionals responded to the latest survey.
Lewis Johnston, 18 Apr 2017
This morning the Prime Minister ended months of speculation and called a General Election for 8 June. A formal motion will be put to the House of Commons tomorrow and with Labour having previously said they will support such a move, it is almost certain to obtain the two-thirds majority needed to override the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.
18 Apr 2017
Last Thursday, Cardigan Castle was crowned the worthy winner of ‘Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year’, an RICS award series on Channel 4.
Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year is a series on Channel 4 following RICS professionals as they judge the best restoration projects in the UK.
Sean Ellison, 17 Apr 2017
Our March Hong Kong Residential Market Survey indicates that demand from mainland Chinese investors is supporting momentum in the housing market. This is despite capital controls and an interest rate increase in March.
14 Apr 2017
Maintenance costs, as measured by the BCIS All-in Maintenance Cost Index, rose by 2.8% in the year to fourth quarter 2016.
13 Apr 2017
Glamping is becoming increasingly popular for those who want to return to nature but keep their comforts. Crown and Canopy consultancy Co-founder Edward Busby gives some tips on what glampers are looking for and how rural businesses can provide it.
The UK housing market continues to lack impetus, with new buyer enquiries and agreed sales stagnant in March. The number of properties coming on to the market also dropped further and consequently respondents to our latest Residential Market Survey have reduced predictions for sales growth in the year ahead.
12 Apr 2017
RICS’ Data Services team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
Kim Bailey, 12 Apr 2017
Those in the building community who are boosting their business by utilising the latest BIM technology are being given the opportunity to gain industry recognition for their talent and expertise by entering the RICS BIM4SME Awards 2017.
There is no reduction in the interest regarding the legal implications arising from Airbnb lettings and other similar types of short term letting. Kerry Bretherton QC, property silk practising from Tanfield Chambers provides an update on the implications of this case.
Cleaning costs rose by 6.8% in the year to fourth quarter 2016 after a significant fluctuation in labour rates owing to the introduction last year of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW).
Construction materials prices have increased significantly over the past year, with the increases affecting all sectors of the industry.
Ministers and their advisors continue to grapple with the political difficulties of stimulating greater provision of housing. Director at Philip Santo & Co Philip Santo explains what these modern methods of construction are and how surveyors can overcome the difficulties in the identification and assessment of these types of construction.
Significant movements in oil and steel prices have pushed up the costs of civil engineering projects in the infrastructure sector over the past year (February 2016 to February 2017), according to the Price Adjustment Formulae Indices (PAFI) for Civil Engineering and related Specialist Engineering.
Britain’s beloved historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of our best-known national treasures, warns a RICS and YouGov survey.
Dan Hughes, 11 Apr 2017
“Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.
11 Apr 2017
With less than year until properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G are classified as sub-standard properties — according to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regime — EPC For You explain why property managers and landlords need an EPC document.
10 Apr 2017
Our Data Services Team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
07 Apr 2017
RICS Data Services recently held their first breakfast seminar, covering topics such as inflation,
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