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New RICS Home Survey Standard to be implemented in 2021

RICS’ confirmed today that the new Home Survey Standard will be implemented from 1st March 2021 (instead of 1st Dec 2020), as surveyors prioritise the response to COVID-19 and the upheaval caused by rolling lockdowns put in place in various areas of the United Kingdom.

RICS commented that “The new standard will better protect buyers and sellers, with emphasis on making sure that consumers fully understand the importance and benefits of commissioning a home survey and what will be included in their survey before purchasing a property, as the process and language has undergone simplification and survey offerings are standardised.”

The full RICS statement and further information is available on the RICS website.

GoReport, a founding member of the RICS Tech Affiliate scheme, are a licenced provider of the RICS Home Survey standards through our unrivalled digital platform. Our clients will continue to derive every day benefits from utilising the existing standards with the new Home Survey standard suite being made available to our client’s in line with the new implementation timeline.

If you wish to discuss adopting digital data collection and automated reporting to RICS guidelines and availing of the benefits that hundreds of our clients experience today, please contact us at GoReport.

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