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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.
11 Sep 2017
RICS has today launched an updated version of the UK residential real estate agency, RICS professional statement.
14 Aug 2017
With less than a month to go until Women of the Future nominations close, we catch up with Turner & Townsend's Associate Director Catherine Kelly whose passion for encouraging people into the construction sector and tackling its gender imbalance at higher levels, led her to self-nominate and reach the shortlist at last year’s award.
06 Jun 2017
Mythbust alert - PropTech is not a new concept; with the integration of new technology available to us, it is fascinating, but it's not new.
31 Jul 2017
We recently caught up with last year’s Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction Women of the Future award winner, Arcadis Associate Bryony Day MRICS, to discuss the awards, her career and inspirational role models.
On 8 August 2017, Government introduced new regulations which impose enhanced responsibilities for professional services firms to report suspected breaches of international sanctions. Many RICS-regulated firms are potentially affected by these regulations, as estate agencies are listed among the "relevant businesses and professions" that the regulations apply to.
20 Feb 2015
For most of us, buying a home is the biggest purchase we will ever make – so it pays to get it right. Here we take you through the checklist of how smart people buy property.
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.
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.
Jan Ambrose, 10 Jul 2017
Couldn't make our recent Residential Property Conference? Don't miss out, see what key players in the industry had to say about new trends, new processes and new technologies coming your way.
Laura Lindberg, 02 Feb 2015
With the publication of several surveys during the last week of January, our members’ knowledge and expertise got good coverage in the press. Journalists commented on the results of our Global Commercial Property Monitor and on the latest Portuguese Housing Survey, as well as described RICS views on the effect of recent Swiss National Bank’s decision, following a very interesting member survey launched by the organisation in Switzerland.
28 Apr 2015
While Labour's proposal to abolish stamp duty for many first-time buyers could help some first-time buyers in the market, it’s another measure that tinkers with demand-side stimulus.
26 Jun 2017
Surveying professionals, especially those undertaking any type of estate agency work, must be aware that the much-anticipated update to the Money Laundering Regulations has now been published.
14 Jul 2017
Living close to shops and restaurants has topped the list of priorities house hunters will be looking for in their future neighbourhood, according to research undertaken by leading housebuilder Miller Homes. David Morgan MRICS MRTPI, Land Director for Miller Homes, recently explored the results and how they differ between regions.
Sean Tompkins, 26 Jun 2017
As we continue to promote diversity within the profession and seek to inspire future generations, I'm pleased to announced that, for the fourth year, we are supporting the Women of the Future Awards and sponsoring the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction category. This award recognises female professionals, aged 35 or under, who shape the world we live in.
13 Jul 2017
Axiare Patrimonio, the first quoted real estate investor in the Iberian Peninsula, becomes the first real estate company in Spain to be regulated by RICS.
House price inflation dropped further in June, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. At the same time there's little encouragement for sales activity with agreed sales declining alongside new buyer enquiries and new instructions.
Gillian Charlesworth, 31 Mar 2017
Congratulations to JLL Associate Director Anisa Hussein MRICS who has been nominated for this year’s Asia Women of Achievement (AWA) Professions Award.
Andrew Bulmer FRICS, 08 Jun 2015
In May 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that an association of estate and lettings agents, three of its members and a newspaper publisher had broken competition law by agreeing to restrict the advertising of fees and discounts in a local newspaper. Each of the companies admitted that it had broken the law and they were collectively fined over £735,000.
Laura Lindberg, 25 May 2016
Get to know our organisation’s work on international standards by reading, watching or listening to some of the exclusive interviews conducted by a variety of trade media across Europe to our key RICS ambassadors in the latest media coverage.
11 May 2017
Momentum is continuing to ebb in the UK housing market as sales dip slightly and buyer interest remains flat in April.
Sean Ellison, 19 Dec 2016
Top Chinese authorities concluded their annual Central Economic Work Conference over the weekend, and in doing so laid out the policy agenda for 2017 in a brief statement. Although more details on policies will likely slowly be released over the coming months leading up to China’s 19th National Congress next year, last weekend’s statement did offer some key insights to short-term policy direction.
Dan Hughes, 19 Dec 2016
Digital technologies are transforming our relationship with information and how we interpret the world. This is the view of Charlotte McCarthy, Commercial Director at Infabode. Below, she explains how technology can help us to cut through the noise and find trusted and relevant industry information efficiently.
Laura Lindberg, 03 Nov 2016
In October, European media reported how RICS continued to promote the adoption of international standards for the benefit of transparency of the markets and how we look at the future of the industry skilling up the profession with high level education, as well as making the case for diversity and inclusion across Europe.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017