Chartered Surveyor

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Chartered Surveyor (CS) is the description (protected by law in many countries) of Professional Members and Fellows of the RICS entitled to use the designation (and a number of variations such as "Chartered Building Surveyor" or "Chartered Quantity Surveyor" or "Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor" depending on their field of expertise) in Commonwealth countries and Ireland. Chartered originates from the Royal Charter granted to the world's first professional body of surveyors. Chartered Surveyors are entitled to use "MRICS" after their names.

CS's are highly trained and experienced property professionals. Surveyors offer impartial, specialist advice on a variety of property related issues and the services which they provide are diverse.[1]

CS's work in all fields of property and building consultancy. At the most basic level, their duties include valuing property and looking for structural defects in buildings. They also provide expert consultancy advice in property, construction and related environmental issues.

The representative professional body is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Employers[edit]

The largest employer of Chartered Surveyors is EC Harris.[2]

Becoming a Chartered Surveyor[edit]

In order to become a Chartered Surveyor, trainees must undertake a degree accredited by the RICS and pass the Assessment of Professional Competence.[3] Occasionally RICS withdraws accreditation of degree courses.[4][5]

Notable Chartered Surveyors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benedictus, Leo (26 September 2009). "The chartered surveyor: Made to measure". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top 100 Surveyors". Building. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Ford, Liz (1 December 2007). "So you want to work in ... Building surveyancy". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Bassey, Amardeep (25 February 2001). "SURVEYOR SNOBS IN UNI WRANGLE". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Degree without license". Times Educational Supplement. 19 January 1998. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Find a member". Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Commercial Property Services in Edinburgh". Jones Lang LaSalle. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Dunton, Jim (23 May 2013). "Former Scots rugby star swaps scrum for surveying". Building. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Find a member". Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Find a member". Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Find a member". Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 

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