RICS Chartered Surveyor

These articles and documents will give you the practical survey advice you need to understand the RICS Home Survey and Valuer Reports. We have included all sorts of survey advice to help you understand terminology as well as get helpful information.

RICS Chartered Surveyor Information

Our firm of Chartered Surveyors is regulated by the RICS. The reports and advice we provide can be trusted to contain all the necessary information you require to make informed decisions regarding your property.  The following documents will provide you with further information regarding RICS residential surveying services.

Survey Advice

Building Regulations

4th February 2022

What are Building Regulations? Building regulations are minimum standards defined by the UK government for the design, construction and alterations to buildings. This is to ensure that buildings are constructed and maintained is a safe manner. The standards…Read more

Painting Timber Windows

8th January 2022

When you enquiry or do an internet search regarding painting timber windows, the first few steps commonly refer to the preparation of the wood itself. Many words are taken up…Read more

Asbestos Management and Removal

19th December 2021

Extract from Asbestos: legal requirements and best practice for property professionals and clients UK 4th edition, May 2021
Asbestos is the general term used for a group of six fibrous silicate…Read more

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

21st November 2021

Chartered Surveyor is the term used to describe a surveyor who is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  The term Chartered originates from the Royal Charter granted to…Read more

What is a Lease Extension?

13th September 2021

Before we answer what is a lease extension, we have to define some terminology:

A freeholder is the person or management company that owns land.
A leaseholder is the owner of a property, typically a flat or maisonettes, that…Read more

What is a Red Book Valuation?

15th July 2021

The RICS defines several types of residential valuation. The Global Standards (‘Red Book Global Standards’) contains mandatory rules, best practice guidance and related commentary for all RICS members undertaking asset valuations. It provides a trusted, unbiased valuation…Read more

What kind of residential survey should I have?

6th June 2021

It can be confusing to know which kind of residential survey to have. There are three types defined by the RICS. Each serves a different purpose. Their names have changed over the years which does not…Read more