Chartered Building Surveyor RICS

What is an RICS Regulated Chartered Building Surveyor and why should you use one?

What is an RICS Regulated Chartered Building Surveyor and why should you use one?

If you have not had any dealings with a Chartered Building Surveyor before, you will probably not fully appreciate their expertise or how they can help you in the home buying process.

By appointing an RICS Regulated Chartered Building Surveyor to inspect your new home, you are calling upon the services of a surveyor who has achieved the ‘gold standard’ of professional competence.

To become ‘Chartered’, a surveyor must have been approved as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means they have been assessed by a peer group of experienced professionals and judged to have the technical and commercial skills and experience required to operate at the highest level in today’s property and construction markets.

With a unique blend of construction knowledge and property expertise, the benefits of using a Chartered Building Surveyor for your residential building survey are wide ranging.

Your surveyor may identify defects which may cause you to reconsider your purchase or enable you to renegotiate the price to cover the cost of remedial works.

Alternatively, after a thorough inspection your surveyor may give your new home a very positive assessment, which will provide you with a great deal of confidence as you complete your purchase.

Whatever the outcome, here are six things you should know when you appoint a Chartered Building Surveyor:

1. They will give you clear, impartial and expert advice

2. They will act in your interest and not in the interests of your bank or any other party

3. They are tightly regulated and have to follow a strict code of conduct (which includes having professional indemnity insurance to protect clients)

4. RICS members have a specific set of rules to adhere to and best practice guidance

5. RICS members have to update their skills and knowledge throughout their careers, so you can rely on their expertise

6. Clients are protected by a complaints procedure

Silverstone Residential Surveys is regulated by the RICS and all of our Chartered Building Surveyors are RICS members.  We would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your house purchase - for further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0191 260 2222 or email us

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