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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.
14 Sep 2017
There is an increasingly mixed picture across the UK housing market, according to the August 2017, UK Residential Market Survey. Although the headline level shows a return to growth, sentiment is less positive in prime central London and to a lesser extent the wider South East, alongside the North and East Anglia.
Sean Ellison, 23 Aug 2017
The July Hong Kong Residential Market Survey shows that sentiment surrounding the housing market continues to moderate, however, it remains positive.
Kim Bailey, 09 Jun 2017
Barnsley’s new SAVA School of Surveying has seen its first student graduate with a diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation, and he’s now leading one of the fastest growing independent residential surveying firms in the UK.
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?
Kim Bailey, 22 Jun 2017
More needs to be done to educate buyers that a valuation is not a home buyers survey, and the industry needs more home surveyors and valuers. These were key issues raised at a recent Residential Question Time Debate, held at the iconic Haydock Racecourse in the heart of the North West.
Sophie Hall, 21 Jun 2017
As predicted, Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech. With a week of debates to follow, the Conservative Government has until Thursday to convince Parliament that they are the party to take the UK forward.
28 Jul 2017
Following the recent 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.
02 Jun 2017
Ahead of her session at the RICS Residential Property Conference, London, on 5 July, Senior Development Director at Greystar Michela Hancock describes how improving the rental market with institutional investment in the build-to-rent sector could help to alleviate the problem of housing supply and improve tenant satisfaction.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 02 May 2017
The private rented sector is often overlooked during debates on the housing market, but we shouldn’t underestimate the important role that renting plays in the Northern Ireland economy and society.
24 Sep 2015
RICS is calling on Government to expand the nation’s housing supply across all sectors – from owner occupied, social housing and private rented sectors – through their new Residential Policy Paper.
11 May 2017
Momentum is continuing to ebb in the UK housing market as sales dip slightly and buyer interest remains flat in April.
13 Apr 2017
The UK housing market continues to lack impetus, with new buyer enquiries and agreed sales stagnant in March. The number of properties coming on to the market also dropped further and consequently respondents to our latest Residential Market Survey have reduced predictions for sales growth in the year ahead.
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