Chartered surveyors are members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). They can be identified by the letters MRICS and FRICS (professional members and fellows of RICS) or TechRICS for technical surveyors. Chartered surveyors are professionals whose academic qualifications and training have been approved by RICS. They follow a strict code of ethical conduct and professional standards. To find a chartered surveyor in your area, call the RICS Contact Centre on 0870 333 1600.
The cost will depend on what type of survey you need. Prices will differ according to the type and value of the property, its size, age and the complexity of the survey.
If a valuation or survey is being arranged on your behalf, perhaps by a bank or building society, they may charge an administrative fee for this service. You are entitled to know the amount of the fee being paid to the surveyor and the amount being retained by the lender.
A chartered surveyor will use the letters MRICS or FRICS - meaning they are either a member or a fellow of RICS
A technical surveyor will use the letters TechRICS - meaning they are a qualified technical member of RICS
You should also look for the following as a mark of membership
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