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Firm regulation

Firm regulation

In a complex and rapidly changing marketplace, clients seek confidence and security. Obtaining ‘Regulated by RICS’ status allows your firm to meet this need. It shows the world that your firm practises to globally recognised ethical and professional standards. More than 10,000 firms have already successfully registered.

Benefits of regulation for firms: visibility and support

As a regulated firm you will use the industry respected ‘Regulated by RICS’ designation, which conveys to the marketplace that your firm:

  • practises to globally recognised standards
  • behaves ethically, and acts with integrity and honesty
  • has the required skills and competencies to do the job
  • manages conflicts of interests transparently
  • safeguards the security of client money
  • manages its finances appropriately
  • provides adequate and appropriate indemnity for your work
  • handles complaints and disputes fairly.

This tells potential clients that you can be trusted to deliver high standards of service. Regulated by RICS conveys a consistent message of confidence and quality to your clients whether they are local, national or international. Through our presence in the major financial centres of the world, we promote the value of Regulated by RICS to the clients you work with.

Find out more about the use of the RICS logo for your firm

We also provide regulated firms with guidance and support on embedding best practice through professional standards. Through our programme of regulatory assurance and advice, regulation by RICS:

  • helps identify business systems and process improvements
  • supports the use of international standards in everyday practice
  • fosters transparency
  • identifies and helps to manage risks.

How to register your firm

You can register your firm by downloading our Firm Details Form and emailing a completed version to We will then send your nominated Contact Officer an invitation to complete the registration through our Firms Portal.

What you need to know

Firms that register to be Regulated by RICS must meet the requirements set out in the Rules for the Registration of Firms. Regulated firms agree to observe and comply with RICS Rules of Conduct for Firms, including working to RICS standards. This means your firm will also need to have the following:

Fees for registering for regulation

There is no cost for registering.

Where to find a regulated firm

Regulated firms can be found easily by clients on our global database of surveying firms.

Valuer registration sponsorship

As a regulated firm you can sponsor your RICS valuers for RICS valuer registration to reduce risk on a broader scale and disseminate best practice to your entire company.

How to deregister your firm

To deregister your firm, please complete and return our form.

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