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Valuation: Residential Property Programme

Distance learning Online, 11 Oct 2017

Accurate and reliable residential valuations are in demand. Build on your existing knowledge of valuation by studying the leading industry valuation techniques for residential property, and gain experience in calculating valuations.

Isurv access is included for free for the duration of the course

Valuation underpins all property-based transactions. Consequently, many instruct and rely upon a professional property valuation in order to fully understand the transaction and the positions of the various parties involved. Through case-study work and real-life scenarios, this course has been designed to give you the detailed practical knowledge required for residential valuation, focusing on the main competencies of valuation practice.  This includes guidance and best practice on how to write Red book complaint reports. This will ensure that any valuation report meets RICS as well as international standards.

This course will give you the breadth of knowledge required to apply the principles of residential valuation on a day to day basis. Covering all key aspects of residential valuation, this course will give a full breakdown of the process for creating a residential property valuation to RICS and international standards.

Who would this course benefit?

  • APC and Assoc. candidates who are on the valuation or commercial property pathway or other candidates
  • Any other professionals with at least 2 years of experience in valuation or who have completed the RICS Valuation Foundation Programme and wish to specialise or work with residential property valuations.
  • Professionals who need to create or work with commercial valuations on a day to day basis including valuers and professionals working in finance functions or departments who use residential valuation reports as part of their decision making process.

From the trainer

Kate Taylor
If you work for a big residential valuation provider you will have access to in house training - you are the lucky few. I did not have access to residential focused learning material and this made my role challenging. The academic literature available in this area is limited, most study at a higher level is about commercial valuation. This course gives residential valuation the focus it deserves and adds depth and breadth to support practicing valuers and APC candidates.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe and apply the relevant drivers of value in local, national and international residential markets.
  • List the main purpose of a residential valuation including understanding and identifying client requirements
  • Identify relevant stakeholders; their role and purpose as part of the valuation process
  • Source, analyse and interpret the information required from reliable and relevant sources
  • Apply relevant RICS and international standards, including International Property Measurement Standards to a residential inspection and valuation
  • Carry out a competent valuation inspection using a checklist and distinguish from a residential survey.
  • Reproduce Valuation Standard compliant terms of engagement and valuation reports

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Modules

The course is composed of 4 technical modules which will cover the application of the valuation competencies of inspection, measurement and valuation methodologies as required to value residential property as well as best practice for drafting residential property valuation reports:

Module 0 Course Introduction
Module 1 The Inspection - Context & Information
Module 2 The Valuation Part 1 - Using Comparable Method
Module 3 The Valuation Part 2 - Using Less Common Methods
Module 4 The Report: Writing an RICS compliant report

During this course you will have access to RICS Isurv to further support your learning.

Exam

After Module 4, there will be a final exam of 1.5 hours
Learners will complete 50 multiple choice questions randomised from a question bank of 100.
To pass the course, learners will need to score a min of 65%.
Where a learner scores less than 65%, a second attempt will be possible. Any additional attempts must be requested to the Online Academy.
The exam window will be one month.

Certificate of completion

Only, upon passing the final exam, learners will be eligible to receive an RICS Certificate of Completion.