The countryside is ever evolving and professional advice on how emerging regulations and practices affect a client’s business plans has never been more valuable.
Rural surveyors enable the rural economy and environment to thrive and flourish in a variety of ways by virtue of their experience and expertise across a very broad and diverse range of activities.
The work of a rural surveyor draws on a wide range of professional and technical skills and knowledge in key areas including agriculture, management of the natural environment and landscape, property management and valuation.
Specifically, rural surveyors may find themselves working across several different but complementary areas for example: rural estate management, agriculture, planning, valuation, auctioneering, and asset management to mention but a few.
Being a rural surveyor means understanding how the countryside works and the interrelationships that exist in terms of the people who live and work there.
The role of the rural surveyor is increasingly involved not only in professional and technical aspects, but also in business, resources management, consultancy and as leaders in the rural community. The role of the rural surveyor is changing. One of the most marked developments is the increasing level of specialisation that is occurring.
The pathway guide should be used in conjunction with the core assessment documentation which is available on the RICS website and comprises of:
- Requirements and Competencies guide
- Candidate guide for your RICS assessment e.g. APC, Academic, Senior Professional, Specialist
- Counsellor guide.
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