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  • To support RICS members during this unprecedented and challenging time, the effective date for the RICS Home Survey Standard, which was previously 1st June 2020, has been deferred for 6 months and the Standards will now become effective on 1st December 2020. The RICS are also offering a selection of online CPD for...

  • We often hear about the energy efficiency of new homes compared to old and the numbers we need to build to keep up with demand, but it isn’t often we hear about the loss of the embodied carbon in existing homes through demolition. This article from Historic England compared...

  • So many businesses are being impacted by the coronavirus and indeed surveyors and valuers are no exception. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) whilst not a regulator, refer to themselves as ‘the voice of the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry’. They have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Hub...

  • The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has written to the government as they fear surveyors will be at danger of contracting the coronavirus due to unclear advice. RPSA are stating that ‘the only sensible option is for Government to pause the progress of property transactions until Covid-19 restrictions have been...

  • The government has urged parties involved in home moving to adapt and be flexible to alter their usual processes, advising if the property is occupied, all parties should do all they can to amicably agree alternative moving dates to a time when it's likely the stay-at-home measures will no longer...