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Sean Ellison, 31 Aug 2017
As I've written before, China has a debt problem; however, given the magnitude of the issue, concern does not appear to be widespread.
Gail Hunter, 06 Nov 2017
An RICS policy proposal on tenement maintenance has received cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament.
Geoff White, 24 Oct 2017
The government wants to speed up the house-buying and selling process, hoping to make it “cheaper, faster and less stressful”.
David Morgan, 25 Oct 2017
In association with our partners in the Homes 4 Wales Alliance, RICS last week held a highly stimulating and successful roundtable discussion on the implications of Brexit for Housing and construction in Wales.
29 Sep 2017
The devolution of property taxation is a noteworthy milestone in the devolutionary process of Wales. For the first time in a number of centuries, Wales will have power to vary property tax, a development of undisputable significance.
25 Aug 2017
We recently met with two professionals to discuss the potential skills shortage which the industry is facing. To stimulate debate, we posed the following statement - never mind millennials, we should recognise the ability of experienced surveyors to learn and adapt. Discuss.
Hew Edgar, 01 Sep 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have announced a number of measures to tackle the housing crisis in Scotland, referencing the RICS Scottish Housing Commission, published in July 2014.
06 Nov 2017
We are excited that the RICS Awards 2018 are now open for entries. Showcasing the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure; the awards celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities.
13 Sep 2017
It is the responsibility of professionals in the estate and lettings sector to be advocates and leaders of professionalism to secure their future success and drive business. This was the key takeaway from the ‘Blue Book’ launch which sought to answer what does it mean to be a professional in the residential estate and lettings sector.
Sean Ellison, 26 Sep 2017
China has been a key pillar in supporting global investment flows into property in recent years. Overseas real estate investment from China has grown rapidly since 2012, as shown in Chart 1.
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
A formal Strategic Alliance (Alliance) has been agreed between the Australian Property Institute (API) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Matthew Howell, 21 Jun 2017
This update, for the UK profession, provides a summary of our actions and UK government requirements in response to the Grenfell Tower fire.
Lewis Johnston, 09 Oct 2017
The big topic for discussion at this year’s RICS Housing Reception was the Government’s recent announcements on plans to regulate the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
13 Oct 2017
We are honoured to be a founding partner of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), a new national research centre on housing. The Centre formally opened its doors on 1 August 2017 with £7.5million in initial funding.
04 Nov 2017
Nominations for the six 'strategic seats' has now closed. We will make our professionals aware when the voting stage will take place, this will be during December.
21 Jun 2017
In the aftermath of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, owners and managers of residential tower blocks need to urgently carry out fire safety checks to ensure that appropriate safety and response measures are in place.
04 Oct 2017
The Conservative Party Conference began this week, with communities secretary Sajid Javid addressing housing on day one.
Kim Bailey, 13 Sep 2017
Ten firms that utilise BIM technology to create smarter, more creative buildings were recognised at the 2017 RICS BIM4SME Awards, where Willmott Dixon Interiors won the esteemed ‘Best Overall BIM Project’ for their work on 39 Victoria Street in Westminster, London.
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.
RICS has today launched an updated version of the UK residential real estate agency, RICS professional statement.
12 Sep 2017
RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for Northern Ireland, August 2017
12 Oct 2017
The outlook for the Northern Ireland housing market remains more buoyant than other UK regions despite a softening in the data for activity last month, according to RICS & Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for September 2017.
10 Aug 2017
RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for Northern Ireland, July 2017
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