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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

RICS often invites consumer groups and its members to comment on their Standards through taking part in consultations. Now you have the opportunity to participate.

What is the UK RICS Residential Property Standards, known in the business as the ‘Blue Book’ ?

The UK Residential Property Standards is the definitive resource for anyone involved in residential estate agency and property management in the UK. It is a Professional Statement with both mandatory content and recommended best practise.

Its principles have been developed in consultation with key industry stakeholders including practitioners and consumer groups. 

This professional statement aims to raise standards, improve the consumer experience and enable agents to demonstrate their professionalism. 

The 6th edition responds to changes in primary and secondary legislation since 2011 and has an entire new section on Build-to-Rent.

RICS wants to ensure that the public are fully up-to-date in respect of best practise in an environment of rapid change in statute, customer expectations, job roles and business models.

We need you to get involved!

The consultation for the new edition of the Residential Property Standard has opened.

We want to ensure that the public are fully up-to-date  in respect of best practice in an environment of  rapid change in  statute, customer expectations ,  job roles and business models.

The new edition upgrades our existing standard from guidance note to a professional statement and includes content with mandatory obligations, with the aim of making the advice clearer for our customers.

Why is it important for you to consult?

By consulting on this important document RICS gives the public the opportunity to maintain and contribute to knowledge of the mandatory obligations and to the development of best practice across the full range of residential property.

We need to ensure the public’s voice is heard and RICS value your comments.

Ready to comment?

Accessing the consultation is easy and simple, just access the link below and you can add your comments directly to the document for consideration.

Allowing the public to have a voice in RICS’ consultations is key to producing clear, helpful and informative mandatory and best practice advice which helps provide the industry with the tools they need to become experts in their fields.

Add your comments to RICS UK Residential Property Standards 6th Edition