RICS, 4 letters that you will see if you are looking at buying or selling a property, however, despite seeing them on a regular basis, you might not know exactly what they mean. So, to help you to understand more, we have put together our basic guide to RICS and why you should be looking out for these 4 letters when looking for a surveyor.

What is RICS?

RICS stands for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This international body has been around since 1792 and regulates and trains-chartered surveyors, estate agents, property managers and letting agents. Respected throughout the world, there are more than 125,000 members around the world.

They guide those that work within the world of surveying, making sure that they have the right understanding and knowledge, all to enable them to pass these benefits back onto the clients that they then work with.

Why should I look for a RICS surveyor for my property?

So, now you know a little more about RICS, you might be wondering why you need to look out for these letters?

A RICS qualified surveyor will often have the letters MRICS, AssocRICS or FRICS after their name. These are a symbol that they have worked with RICS, undergoing extensive training, which has helped them to become highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of surveys.

You will know that someone who is a RICS surveyor, can be trusted. They will have specialist knowledge in the area and they will always work with your best interests in mind. They will try to offer the very best in impartial advice, always designed to match your situation and your individual circumstances too.

Anyone who is RICS qualified will understand the best practices when it comes to their industry standard. They will want to not only bring you the very best in results, but also help you to receive the very best in service too.

They will have long term support and development in their work, with access to not only the very best advice and guidance, but also an understanding of the key changes, improvements and news that could have an impact in their chosen industry.

Another reason that you should look out for RICS when choosing a surveyor, is that it helps to ensure that you are protected. We all hope that everything will go to plan, however, if something does go wrong and you face issues in the process or afterwards, you know that there is somewhere that you can go to make sure that these issues are fixed as best they can be.

RICS is more than just a few letters, it stands for quality, it stands for a high level of knowledge and it stands for knowing that you are going to always get the best service possible, which is important when it comes to your home, whether you are buying or selling.

Fairhurst Estates are RICS registered surveyors and valuers so you can be rest assured you’re in good hands with us, want to find out more, contact us today on 0161 476 9476.