The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is an international organisation with a history spanning over 100 years. It promotes and enforces the highest standards in the management, development and valuation of real estate, land, construction and related infrastructure. There are almost 150 000 RICS members in 146 countries globally, and in South Africa, there are about 850 RICS members. These members are involved in 16 disciplines, including Quantity Surveying, Valuations, and Project and Facilities Management.

RICS guidelines and standards cover all areas of surveying practice, and encompass the following categories:

  • Practice statements
  • Professional statements
  • Codes of Practice
  • Information Papers
  • Guidance Notes

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing A RICS–accredited Valuer?

Working with a RICS-accredited valuer or surveyor had a number of significant advantages, not least of which is that you have the peace of mind of knowing that the person you’re entrusting with an important task has benefitted from the best training available in order to be awarded the highest possible accreditation.

Entrance to the RICS accreditation scheme is strictly controlled. All applicants must have, as a minimum requirement, a cognate degree. Once admitted to the scheme, most candidates undergo at least two years’ formal training before achieving the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). This is then followed by a comprehensive final examination.

All of which means that when you work with a RICS-accredited valuer or surveyor, you’re working with someone who has been trained and formally acknowledged by the most respected and trusted professional authority in the property industry.

A valuer who has the training and support of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will very likely be more expensive than a non-accredited professional. But this is definitely a time when the old adage that “you get what you pay for” holds true. A non-regulated valuer or surveyor has no one to hold them accountable, meaning you have no real recourse if something goes wrong.

Where Can I Find A RICS-accredited Valuer?

All members of The Property Partnership are professional valuers, registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. They are also registered with two local organisations, namely The South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession, and The South African Institute of Valuers. This means when you use one our valuers, you know you’re getting an expert professional who adheres to the very highest international standards.

To find out more, call us on 0860 999 440, or visit our website.