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Tamara Hooper, 30 Aug 2017
Non-domestic rates have been a staple and important issue within the news since Government did a root-and-branch consultation in mid-2015; we welcomed the consultation and the focus that it represents.
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.
Bill Jones FRICS, 01 Apr 2015
The Brunei government has stressed the need for international standards in the built environment.
Sean Ellison, 21 Aug 2017
Corporate debt in China has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the onset of the global financial crisis, to now surpass that of Japan in the late 1980s. Although concerns of a major credit event have subsided of late, the threat of one continues to loom large over the Chinese economy.
Sean Ellison, 08 May 2017
Results from our Q1 Global Commercial Property Monitor indicate that the dispersion in sentiment across Asia Pacific markets increased in the first quarter. The majority of markets continue to respond to domestic supply and demand conditions, rather than a broad regional trend.
10 Oct 2016
The world is changing. Population growth, big data, urbanisation and disruptive technologies are all having an impact on the built environment, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Ben Elder FRICS, 11 Mar 2015
In 2014, RICS joined other valuation professional organizations (VPOs) in Washington DC to address concerns expressed by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in relation to the fragmentation of the business valuation profession and the damage this was causing to market confidence.
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.
Luay Al-Khatib, 17 Jul 2017
The Chartered Surveying profession is in the privileged position of having the authority, under the royal charter, to self-regulate. This is a good thing for many reasons and not least for the profession itself, which benefits from having a “one stop” professional body.
Laura Lindberg, 14 Jun 2017
This spring we were in the headlines of leading European media with regards to global standards on conflict of interest, valuation and property measurement.
Laura Lindberg, 28 Jul 2017
In July, the media outlets all over Europe used our market insights as a basis for their stories, whereas the topic of firms regulation was prominent in the Spanish media.
Ben Elder FRICS, 28 Jun 2017
The Red Book is recognised throughout the industry as the leading standard for valuation. Updating it to incorporate changes to the International Valuation Standards (IVS) ensures that it continues to reflect best practice, not just in the way a valuation is done, but also in the way professionals conduct themselves when undertaking this work.
31 May 2017
A panel of senior valuation professionals examined the status of the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential and discussed next steps for the business valuation industry at the recent RICS Summit of the Americas. See what they agreed based upon their frank assessment of the profession.
Richard J Garland, 26 Jun 2017
In the world of sport, the rules of the game need to be clear. Once that is in place, creativity and performance can flourish. When rules are not clear, no-one plays the game effectively because they are concerned with the rules. The same can be said for our sector and the standards we adopt.
18 Aug 2017
The world of valuation extends far beyond the land we walk and live on, in fact, it extends right out to sea. Meet Captain Ed Geary FRICS, chartered surveyor, maritime enthusiast and valuer of some of the world’s most elaborate ships, both above and below the sea.
Ben Elder FRICS, 26 Jun 2017
RICS Valuation — Global Standards 2017 has undergone an essential update.
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.
20 May 2016
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 have now brought into force Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) that were introduced by the government in the Energy Act 2011. These changes apply to both residential and commercial properties and come into force on 1 April 2018.
05 Jul 2017
RICS, along with the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA), and the Non-Administrative Receivers Association (nara) have entered into a revised memorandum of memorandum of understanding for the Registered Property Receivers Scheme (formally known as the Fixed Charge Receivership Scheme).
01 Jun 2017
We recently worked closely with the British Banker's Association (BBA) and the wider commercial-secured lending and valuation industry to deliver lasting improvements in working relationships, with a view to safeguarding the future of the commercial secured lending sector.
23 Jun 2017
RICS Governing Council has taken a number of decisions to better equip it to set our strategy and ensure the appropriate level of oversight that our profession and external stakeholders would expect. Amongst the changes are a move to two Council meetings a year, timed to fit with our cycle of planning and performance reporting.
28 Jul 2014
Great news for surveyors valuing residential property: Last Friday, the courts dismissed a Merrett v Babb personal liability claim against a professional formerly employed by an Essex-based practice, Walker & Company Surveyors Ltd.
04 Aug 2017
As investigations into the cause, and the subsequent rapid spread, of the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London continue, there is clearly a significant and understandable degree of public concern in relation to high rise residential developments; in particular regarding the existence and effectiveness of fire prevention measures and containment of fires once started.
Tamara Hooper, 03 Apr 2017
The non-domestic rating list for English business rates went live on 1 April, as did the new rating appeal system under the heading of 'Check, Challenge, Appeal' (CCA) with an accompanying website. Members should have already received guidance from the VOA about the new website.
20 Jul 2017
Why did Lloyds Banking Group make the decision to adopt RICS standards? And what benefits do they bring to their business? We recently met up with David Hughes Head of Solutions, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds to find out why our standards are so vital to him and the work he does. Read David’s thoughts below.
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