RICS Home Survey Standard Launched

The RICS published the new ‘Home Survey Standard’ on the 18th November. Members offering condition based home surveys will have to follow the mandatory requirements set out in the new standard but have until 1st June 2020 to do so.
The statement aims to significantly increase consistency, transparency and competency across all Residential Surveying in the UK and will stand alone as the single standard for home surveys.

All requirements are divided into 3 main areas of home survey services: setting up the service, carrying out the service and the report.

These are significant changes and the RICS is offering a series of seminars to explain the changes and help members prepare.
Read the new standard here.