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25 Sep 2017
Firms must adopt an open-minded culture if they are to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent - including tomorrow's leaders - according to former town planner, Saira Khan, a successful entrepreneur, TV personality, and the host of this year’s RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
Kim Bailey, 10 Oct 2017
LionHeart, the charity for RICS professionals, provides a wide range of support to help members reduce workplace stress and anxiety. Here — to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October — we look at some of the charity’s most influential initiatives that are actively making a real difference in improving mental health.
Abdul Choudhury, 09 May 2016
Working with our members and fully embracing our public interest mandate, we've developed our ‘Vision for London’ to advise the next Mayor on the issues affecting London's built environment.
Lynn Robinson, 11 Jun 2015
Last week saw over 200 leading figures in property and construction come together for RICS' second annual Property Leaders’ Summit at the QEII Conference Centre in London’s Westminster.
28 Sep 2017
Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd (DMP Ltd) is celebrating ten years of assisting in the project management works of some of the most prestigious construction projects. Here, Director, Simon Delaney MRICS tells us about what it’s like to maintain one of the UK’s largest and oldest parish churches - the Beverley Minster in East Yorkshire - built in the period of 1190 - 1420, and widely regarded as a gothic masterpiece.
Tamara Hooper, 13 Jul 2015
Members in the East of England have been debating the future of the commercial sector, but the next generation of surveyors have also been plans for their local area.
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.
10 Jul 2017
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided an update and advice on further testing as a next step to help landlords ensure safety of their buildings.
10 May 2016
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 April 2016, and apply to landlords of both commercial and residential property. Amanda Stubbs from Trowers and Hamlins, looks at the implications for our members.
Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2017
Our professionals can play a valuable role on housing association boards. With this in mind, we are giving social housing organisations the opportunity to promote such positions to our qualified and experienced members for free.
03 Aug 2017
We’re joining industry voices in support of government plans to boost the private rental sector and tackle affordability in the market. Build to Rent homes are built at scale for the primary purpose of being rented long-term; they can increase choice and quality in the private rented sector.
17 Oct 2017
With gavels at the ready, young RICS professionals took the rostrum earlier this week to compete in our bi-annual RICS Matrics Auction Competition.
18 Sep 2015
2016 is another Olympic Games year and, while we won’t be able to get to Rio, we will be celebrating with a special sports-themed RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.
04 Oct 2017
The Conservative Party Conference began this week, with communities secretary Sajid Javid addressing housing on day one.
Kim Bailey, 22 Jun 2017
We're calling on construction firms across the UK to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community’s most vulnerable people get back into work.
27 Jul 2017
Occupier demand is declining in the office and retail sectors of the UK commercial property market, but conditions in the industrial segment remain firm, according to the Q2 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
06 Sep 2017
Sir Michael Burton, a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales from 1998–2016, and the President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, has been appointed Chair of the RICS Conduct and Appeal Committee.
17 Aug 2017
We've issued a fresh call to female A-level talent to consider a career in the land, property and construction sectors, and help meet increasing demand for a more diverse workforce and profession, whilst bridging the skills gap.
25 Oct 2017
We're developing new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred to repair or maintain their building are in accordance with the terms of their lease.
15 Dec 2016
Chief Executive at the National Flood Forum Paul Cobbing asks whether enough has been done for communities hit by floods.
22 Dec 2016
Sales of venison are booming. Richard Elmhirst outlines the costs and methods behind farming deer for profit.
23 Feb 2017
Channel 4 has today announced the commission of an exciting new series, 'Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year', from Chocolate Media. The series features projects entered into the RICS Awards and the series will be made in collaboration with RICS, who will judge the projects. The first episode will air on Thursday 23 March at 8pm.
Mike Swain, 23 Nov 2017
Three familiar themes emerged from the RICS Telecoms conference 2017 – connectivity, community and collaboration. Mike Swain, Editor of the Land Journal reports.
David Keddie MRICS, 17 Jul 2017
As RICS turns 150 next year, RICS Matrics will continue to represent and support the next generation of surveyors in our profession. RICS Matrics has been doing this for over 128 years now. In my 10th year of being part of RICS Matrics, I am excited and honoured to be leading UK as Chair for the year 2017/18.
20 Nov 2017
The Pledge150 campaign will see RICS partnering with property industry charity LandAid, to lead the built environment sector in raising £2.25m for the provision of 150 bed spaces across all 12 UK regions by December 2018. The kick-off event raised £127,000 towards the £2.25m target.
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