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08 Mar 2018
After years of valuation and tax experience in the UK, Nicola embarked on a backpacking trip to Australia, where, after running out of funds, she started her own firm. What was she thinking? Nicola tells us in her own words.
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.
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.
23 Mar 2018
Mediation is growing rapidly in popularity as a dynamic and multi-faceted practice in many countries, which has been increasingly integrated into both new and existing 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.
This year, on International Women's Day (8 March) we're asking property firms to make their female role models more visible, and break down any barriers that prevent them from progressing in to leadership positions.
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.
28 Feb 2018
Governing Council election result: Strategic seat for Land
01 Dec 2016
The Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD), introduced by the European Union for implementation by July 2013, lays down a requirement for fund assets to be valued at least once a year, and for this valuation to be based on a fully documented methodology.
05 Jun 2018
The International Mineral Valuation Committee (IMWAL) has boosted the harmonisation of valuing mineral assets through the release of the third edition of their standards.
14 Jun 2018
Today marks an important milestone for the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, with the official launch of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme, on the occasion of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Events in Windsor, UK.
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, 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.
Simon Rubinsohn, 29 Jan 2018
The Q4 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, which has just been released, suggests that sentiment remains generally upbeat across the majority of real estate markets covered by the survey.
05 Dec 2017
RICS Global Director of Business Valuation Steve Choi tells us more about the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential, which aims to instil confidence in the practice of determining fair value in financial reporting.
14 Dec 2017
Our professional statement ‘Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment’ is one example of our approach to promoting a whole lifecycle view of real estate. The launch of the standard follows our presence at this year´s 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, where we advanced on the commitments made at COP21 Paris to help limit global warming.
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