Following the Coronation of King Charles III, this month is a celebration of all things Royal. As such, we have decided to focus in on our membership body, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors was created in 1868 and received a Royal Charter in 1881. The Royal Charter means that the RICS must “promote the usefulness of the profession for the public advantage in the UK and in other parts of the world.” 

Known as the ‘mark of property professionalism worldwide’, the RICS regulate and promote the surveying profession. By choosing a Chartered Building Surveyor or Chartered Valuation Surveyor, clients and consumers can be assured that they are using a professional individual that is bound by a strict code of ethics and that the advice they receive will be entirely impartial.

The process to gain Chartered status, and therefore be able to use the titles MRICS, FRICS or “Chartered Surveyor”, is extremely rigorous. Structured training usually takes between two and three years and consists of on-the-job learning and assessment. All of our Chartered Valuation Surveyors are also RICS Registered valuers too, which is an additional accreditation specific to valuing property.

As a Chartered firm, all of our Chartered Surveyors annually undergo continuing professional development (CPD), as part of our commitment to ongoing training and development.

We are keen to help the Chartered Surveyors of tomorrow and we have a Structured Training Plan for our graduates and trainee surveyors who are working towards becoming Chartered Surveyors. A number of our Chartered Surveyors attained their Chartered qualifications with us via our training plan, which has been approved by the RICS.

As a RICS registered firm, we are extremely proud to be a member of such a prestigious organisation. Bearing the RICS logo demonstrates to colleagues, clients and peers that our team are highly qualified professionals and that as a firm, we will act independently and in our clients’ best interests.  Clients can therefore be assured that they are seeking advice from a qualified individual with the highest industry standards.

Preston Office
Telephone: 01772 458866
Blackburn Office
Telephone: 01254 260196
Clitheroe Office
Telephone: 01200 320040
Lancaster Office
Telephone: 01524 899850
Manchester Office
Telephone: 0161 265 0070
Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
Registered Office: Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QR