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19 Jan 2018
William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018.
Elina Grigoriou, Design & Sustainability Director of Grigoriou Interiors is taking on an incredible challenge in support of our Pledge150 fundraising campaign. She’s swimming 150 lengths of the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park daily throughout January, with the aim to raise £5,000 for LandAid.
18 Jan 2018
With the role of an employer’s agent still seen as ambiguous, Kelvin Hughes introduces a new RICS guidance note designed to clarify matters.
Lewis Johnston, 18 Jan 2018
Labour MP Karen Buck’s Private Member’s Bill on Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) has its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 19 January, after Secretary of State, Sajid Javid last week committed to throwing the government’s support behind the legislation.
Ursula Hartenberger, 17 Jan 2018
With Brexit negotiations now fully under way, a whole host of questions have arisen on how Brexit will affect the UK and the EU’s sustainability agenda, its existing commitments, and ambitions going forward.
Stephanie Bentley, 16 Jan 2018
Recent years have seen advances in technology that are impacting the built environment and the role of professionals everywhere. The increasing reliance on data and technology for communication and making key business decisions has sparked intense ethical debates.
16 Jan 2018
The traditionally conservative construction industry needs surveyors to take ownership of impending challenges – or face irrelevance, maintains Mark Farmer.
James Kavanagh MRICS, 12 Jan 2018
How many times have you noticed high tech surveying instruments in various urban and underground locations? Whizzing around at set time intervals and measuring to millimetre accuracy any potential ‘movement’? Probably not at all - which is the way it should be.
Our professionals should be aware that there's been an update to the Electronic Communications Code. This revised code operates on the basis that code rights should continue to be acquired by agreement wherever possible, backed up by a code of practice to underpin the objective of parties acting reasonably.
Hew Edgar, 11 Jan 2018
In October 2017, RICS submitted evidence the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for evidence on EEA-workers in the UK labour market.
The Scottish Parliament debated tenement maintenance on Tuesday evening (9 January 2018), and whilst there was consensus that action is required to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of dwelling, there was a divergence in approach within the chamber
11 Jan 2018
Richard Walker argues that effective enforcement of basement waterproofing standards is critical to building integrity.
Tony Mulhall MRICS, 11 Jan 2018
We read with increasing frequency that our major global cities are no longer affordable for a whole range of people who would normally have comfortably inhabited them.
Lewis Johnston, 11 Jan 2018
This week’s reshuffle again demonstrated the gap between the Government’s rhetoric on housing and the reality of policy-making.
Fiona Mannix, 10 Jan 2018
Luke Dale-Harris, a policy and research consultant with the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, South West, outlines the potential streamlining of environmental regulations and farming subsidies.
10 Jan 2018
As a child, Country Manager of Turner & Townsend India Ameya Gumaste MRICS was fascinated by how a plan on paper could become a real-life building. He is now responsible for 125 people across India, but how did he get there? Ameya tells us in his own words.
Fiona Mannix, 09 Jan 2018
RICS Rural Professional Group were invited to attend a Land Entry Forum meeting co-ordinated by UK Water in December 2017. In addition to the water companies all key stakeholders were invited.
09 Jan 2018
A chartered surveyor, and one of LionHeart’s mental health ambassadors, is writing a series of blogs that will explore the issue of mental health in the property sector.
Abdul Choudhury, 09 Jan 2018
Join professionals from across London to discuss the Mayor’s new London Plan at The Big Debate, organised by New London Architecture in partnership with RICS and other London associations.
Tamara Hooper, 08 Jan 2018
RICS welcomes the small certainties contained within Michael Gove’s speech at the Oxford Farming Conference, but he must go beyond ideas and principles and give clear indications of what a post-Brexit rural economy will look like.
Abdul Choudhury, 05 Jan 2018
New measures announced by the Government aim to tackle unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system. RICS responded to the consultation and are broadly supportive of the government’s aims.
03 Jan 2018
In its 19th year, it’s fair to say that the Salary Survey acts as succinct and robust measurement tool when assessing salaries, attitudes and benefits in the profession. We have seen many changes in the industry which have made a significant impact on work related factors from income to satisfaction and rewards.
Dan Hughes, 03 Jan 2018
"2017 saw the PropTech space come into its own as a space to be reckoned with and invested in. The space is suddenly overflowing with disruptive start-ups competing for attention."
Hew Edgar, 21 Dec 2017
RICS will be hosting a number of policy roundtables in January and is seeking input from RICS professionals operating in Scotland.
David Morgan, 21 Dec 2017
Universal high-speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation, with the aim that everyone in the UK will have access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This is the expectation according to a recent Government announcement.
© RICS 2018
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