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Dr Patrice Cairns, 02 Jun 2017
Bucking the trend for Brexit-top-heavy policy, the DUP manifesto 'Standing Strong for Northern Ireland' places precedence on the restoration of Stormont, outlining the parties "core tests" in forthcoming negotiations.
Sarah Speirs , 07 Jan 2015
We welcome the publication of the Scottish Government’s five-year review of the Home Report, and we will continue to work closely with them to ensure that the recommendations are implemented effectively.
13 Jul 2017
The Crown Estate has collected and shared data to encourage international investment in UK offshore renewables, as Marine Data Co-ordinator at The Crown Estate Chelsea Bradbury explains.
John Kraus, 09 Jun 2017
When asked what words describe a successful city, experts at the 2017 World Built Environment Forum Annual Summit in Shanghai suggested the following list. Connectivity, capacity, character, resilient, efficient, having identity, healing, inclusive, healthy, bold, leading, authentic.
Kim Bailey, 08 Aug 2017
After graduating top of his class with first-class honours, Patrick Harley-Blake, a building surveyor from Faithful+Gould has been awarded the Yorkshire & Humber RICS Prize from Leeds Beckett University for his exceptional achievements and his passion for progressing technology and innovation within the industry.
20 May 2016
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 have now brought into force Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) that were introduced by the government in the Energy Act 2011. These changes apply to both residential and commercial properties and come into force on 1 April 2018.
28 Jul 2014
Great news for surveyors valuing residential property: Last Friday, the courts dismissed a Merrett v Babb personal liability claim against a professional formerly employed by an Essex-based practice, Walker & Company Surveyors Ltd.
11 Apr 2017
With less than year until properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G are classified as sub-standard properties — according to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regime — EPC For You explain why property managers and landlords need an EPC document.
Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, 26 Nov 2015
For many years, countries in Europe have played a critical role in paving the way towards a low-carbon economy, in line with the global climate policy agenda. As part of this process, along with our members, we've been working with policymakers at the European Union (EU) to formulate its Sustainable Building Policy.
18 Apr 2017
Melanie Kendall-Reid summarises how the government has responded to property industry feedback in its long-awaited guidance on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.
12 Apr 2017
Cleaning costs rose by 6.8% in the year to fourth quarter 2016 after a significant fluctuation in labour rates owing to the introduction last year of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW).
RICS’ Data Services team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
28 Mar 2017
How do you make your city resilient? Start by appointing a Chief Resilience Officer and then engage with as many stakeholders as possible from the public, government and the private sector.
07 Nov 2016
RICS is continuing to push for the built environment sector to lead in achieving its global climate change commitments as the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) gets underway in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7-18 November 2016.
31 Oct 2016
Flooding affects half a billion people each year, according to the EU’s Global Flood Observatory, and this could quadruple by 2050. How can we adapt to this ‘new normal’?
Graham Ellis MRICS, 07 Nov 2016
With the cold weather now upon us (for those of us in the northern hemisphere!), RICS is advising homeowners to check their properties to help stop the predicted harsh weather from taking its toll on their property, heating and maintenance bills.
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