About Us

About RICS

RICS is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity – providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society.

RICS’ main roles are:

  • Advancing the highest ethical and technical standards for professionals in land, property and the built environment
  • Protecting and providing benefits to consumers by enforcing standards and codes of best practice
  • Providing expert impartial advice to governments, business and the public
  • Equipping RICS members with leading edge advice, market insight and professional training
  • Promoting RICS status and standards in key worldwide markets as the mark of property professionalism.

This commitment to act in the interest of society is in everything we do and continues to be our guiding principle.

About Find a Surveyor

Launched in 2007, Find a Surveyor is RICS’ official online search directory of member firms. It’s used by consumers and by particular surveyors or professionals looking to locate other surveyors of a particular specialism.

Find a Surveyor is powered by the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of its kind in the UK and across the world. Over 40,000 surveying firms are listed within the directory covering every surveying service.

Find a Surveyor lists firms which provide an independent surveying service to the public or business and employ at least one qualified Chartered Surveyor or Associate RICS member. RICS believes the public and business are best served by choosing a RICS regulated firm. Find a Surveyor only displays surveying firms which are regulated by RICS unless the user chooses to deselect this option.

The website re-launched in 2018 with a fresh look and feel, improved functionality and a greater focus on consumer-based content.

If you would like more information about Find a Surveyor then please Contact us with your enquiry.

If you are a firm appearing on Find a Surveyor and have a question regarding the site then please first take a look at our RICS Firms FAQs page. It may have the answer to your question, however if not please Contact us to direct your enquiry to the right place.