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The proposed rules are in open consultation
RICS' vision is to be recognised worldwide as the leading body that promotes and enforces global professional standards and offers access to the most sought after professional status.
A key operational element of this vision requires the RICS Regulatory Board to implement an effective regulatory enforcement framework that can uphold, consistently, professional standards and protect the public interest.
As a professional body with a non-statutory regulation function, we must meet the challenge of ensuring that compliance with our standards by the firms and individuals that make up the profession, carries the same weight as would a statutory framework.
In line with the recommendations made to the Board in 2018, we believe that it is the right time to strengthen the disciplinary and appeal process, through the introduction of changes to the Disciplinary, Registration and Appeal Panel Rules and the Constitution of Conduct and Appeal Panel Rules.
The RICS Regulatory Board has considered, and will be, considering further these proposed changes to support its enforcement strategy during 2019. Ahead of the Board's final decision in relation to these proposed changes we are publishing a draft of the rules to enable public, external stakeholder and interested third party review of the proposed changes.
If adopted, we envisage that these proposals would be implemented within the proposed Regulatory Tribunal Rules and Constitution of Regulatory Tribunal Rules in mid to late 2019.
Unless you state otherwise, we may decide to publish all or part of your response to this consultation, including your name, professional qualification(s) and any organisation you represent or belong to. Please indicate clearly if your response is confidential.
Following closure of this consultation, RICS Regulatory Board will consider the matters under consultation with reference to the consultation responses received. Following this we will publish a summary of the responses received, together with an explanation of how the responses have informed the Board's final decision on changes.
When responding to this consultation, please respond in English and please make sure you reference the rule number you are commenting upon. Please send your feedback via email to Theresa Thorp, Head of Regulatory Governance & Tribunals.
This consultation closes on 8 May 2019.