Chartered surveyor fees

How much should a chartered surveyor charge you for work?

You will have to negotiate fees with the chartered surveyor you chose to do the work. You should also get quotes from two or three RICS members before selecting one to do the job at the agreed price. 

In the past – at least as far back as 1914 – chartered surveyors charged according to our authorised schedules of professional charges or fee scales. These were withdrawn in stages (the last as at February 2000) after a 1977 Monopolies and Mergers Commission report considered our fee-setting to be anti-competitive and operating against the public interest. 

Our members should no longer use any of these scales in agreeing rates for current jobs. 

We are also not allowed to offer any advice on or comment on appropriate fee levels in any instance.