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  • RICS guidance on existing high-rise buildings fire safety

    Following the recent tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) on cladding materials where a failure to satisfy the guidance in the Approved Document has resulted, this guidance is to assist those RICS professionals who are faced with considering the options that are available.

  • Top 20: Mandatory behaviours for compulsory purchase surveyors

    The majority of countries recognise the right to private property, so the infringement of that right requires the highest level of justification. However, compulsory purchase powers are essential in providing much-needed infrastructure, such as HS2 and Heathrow. Here are 20 mandatory behaviours, highlighted from our guidance, that are expected of surveyors advising on a compulsory purchase.