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18 Jun 2018
As the domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards begin to be enforced, Melanie Kendall-Reid considers the pressure these put on landlords
09 May 2018
Renting is not just a young person’s game. Ahead of his appearance as a panellist at the upcoming RICS Residential Property Conference, David Bond, Head of PRS & Build to Rent of PRSim provides an update on the changing face of renters.
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.
14 May 2018
Not having a place to call home is one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in, and as stress is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), we're urging the property industry to get behind our campaign to deliver more homes for young homeless people.
27 Feb 2018
Our new mandatory standards that put in place Conflicts of Interest (COI) requirements for RICS regulated agents involved in UK commercial property investments, have been welcomed as a positive step forward for the industry.
Abdul Choudhury, 20 Apr 2018
Labour has just announced a new housing green paper, setting out its housing policy for discussion.
Alessandra De Lisio, 26 Apr 2017
The length, costs and uncertainty of litigation is leading to an increased use of mediation to settle disputes out of court. How does it work in practice?
12 Mar 2018
10 RICS members helped raise a record amount to help fight homelessness and poverty, through swapping their warm beds for sleeping bags and sleeping rough.
Abdul Choudhury, 11 Apr 2018
Government have put forwards strong measures to tackle poor space standards and overcrowding in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) with a potential fine of up to £30,000 for those who fail to comply.
Abdul Choudhury, 10 Apr 2018
The government has introduced new measures to professionalise the estate agent market, coupled with the same efforts in the managing and letting agents market.
Gary Strong FRICS, 15 Mar 2018
Following the 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.
Tamara Hooper, 22 May 2018
RICS welcomes any attempt to improve standards and consumer outcomes, however it must be done in a holistic way and not be implemented through piecemeal legislation.
Geoff White, 14 Mar 2018
Although the Chancellor made good on his promise that the 2018 Spring Statement would be a smaller affair focusing on economic performance and direction, he also made a mixture of old and new announcements that flagged up some interesting points for those in the built environment.
09 Mar 2018
We have jointly produced a new residential mortgage Disclosure Form – alongside UK Finance, the Home Builders Federation and Homes for Scotland - for use during residential conveyancing. It aims to simplify the flow of information to all the key parties involved in the purchase of a mortgage, and improve transparency.
18 Jul 2017
On 7 July 2017, the first meeting of RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group was held. This RICS working group will address concerns and recommendations in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, with RICS professionals coming together to set out the best possible strategy and counsel.
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.
Gail Hunter, 23 Nov 2017
Firms recognised as 'Regulated by RICS' already guarantee compliance with new Code of Practice for letting agents.
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.
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.
19 Dec 2017
In an effort to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness during winter – and the Christmas season - RICS has joined forces with property industry charity, LandAid to launch a campaign to deliver more bed spaces for young homeless people across all 12 UK regions.
08 Feb 2018
The UK housing market has started the new year off in a similar fashion to the closing stages of 2017, according to the January 2018 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
18 Jan 2018
The UK housing market continued to display a lack of momentum in December, with buyer interest edging lower. Changes to Stamp Duty for first time buyers is having little immediate effect, according to the December 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
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