Why Use a Chartered Surveyor?

Why Use a Chartered Surveyor

The title “Chartered” when related to a building surveyor, is a protected title and only those who have earned membership into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have the right to use it. The title shows that a surveyor has achieved the ‘gold standard’ of professional competence.

Chartered Building Surveyors are specifically educated and trained to carry out building inspections and other related services so you can be assured of the highest standards. Chartered Building Surveyors are experts in diagnosing building defects and in building pathology generally. Click here to view the extent of services which are typically provided by Chartered Building Surveyors.

All RICS members must also continually update their knowledge and competence throughout their working life, which is completed through the RICS’s Continuous Professional Development ensuring that the client can be confident the advice they receive will be of the highest and most professional standard.

A Chartered Surveyor must also adhere to a set of practice standards and codes of practice which can be found at www.rics.org. The RICS practice standards and codes of practice are internationally renowned and regarded as a true mark of quality. All Chartered Building Surveyors must also carry comprehensive Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance.

Working in partnership with the RICS, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is the independent professional body for Chartered Surveyors working and practicing in Ireland. Please click on the following link to gain an overview of the activities of the Society in Ireland: www.scsi.ie/about_us/corpbrochure.

Schedule of Services typically provided by a Chartered Building Surveying Practice

  1. Building Inspections / Structural Surveys (Commercial & Residential).
  2. Schedules of Condition, including Photographic Schedules of Condition.
  3. Schedules of Dilapidations.
  4. Defects Analysis including defects monitoring.
  5. Contract Administration.
  6. Insurance Repairs Advice.
  7. Estimating and Costing of Works.
  8. Producing Drawings (AutoCAD).
  9. Producing Specifications for Works.
  10. Producing Schedules of Work.
  11. Producing Health & Safety Plans.
  12. Valuing Works on site.
  13. Planning Applications including planning consultancy work.
  14. Fire Safety Certificate Applications.
  15. Health & Safety Audits.
  16. Disability Discrimination Audits.
  17. Certificates of Compliance.
  18. Residential BER Certificates.
  19. Residential Energy Audits.
  20. Snag Lists.
  21. Project Management.
  22. Development Monitoring / Supervision and Certification.
  23. Dispute resolution.
  24. Expert Witness.
  25. Boundary Disputes.
  26. Land Surveys, Boundary Confirmation.
  27. Land / Legal Mapping.
  28. Damp surveys and remedial work recommendations.

Should you require any other type of service please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

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