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Chartered Surveyor

Chartered Surveyor (CS) is the description (protected by law in many countries) of Professional Members and Fellows of the RICS entitled to use the designation (and a number of variations such as "Chartered Building Surveyor" or "Chartered Quantity Surveyor" or "Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor" depending on their field of expertise) in Commonwealth countries and Ireland. Chartered originates from the Royal Charter granted to the world's first professional body of surveyors. Chartered Surveyors are entitled to use "MRICS" after their names.

CS's are highly trained and experienced property professionals. Surveyors offer impartial, specialist advice on a variety of property related issues and the services which they provide are diverse.[1]

CS's work in all fields of property and building consultancy. At the most basic level, their duties include valuing property and looking for structural defects in buildings. They also provide expert consultancy advice in property, construction and related environmental issues.

The representative professional body is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


  • Employers 1
  • Becoming a Chartered Surveyor 2
  • Notable Chartered Surveyors 3
  • References 4
  • See also 5


The largest employer of Chartered Surveyors is EC Harris.[2]

Becoming a Chartered Surveyor

In order to become a Chartered Surveyor, trainees must undertake a degree accredited by the RICS and pass the Assessment of Professional Competence.[3] Occasionally RICS withdraws accreditation of degree courses.[4][5]

Notable Chartered Surveyors


  1. ^ Benedictus, Leo (26 September 2009). "The chartered surveyor: Made to measure".  
  2. ^ "Top 100 Surveyors".  
  3. ^ Ford, Liz (1 December 2007). "So you want to work in ... Building surveyancy".  
  4. ^ Bassey, Amardeep (25 February 2001). "SURVEYOR SNOBS IN UNI WRANGLE".  
  5. ^ "Degree without license".  
  6. ^ "Find a member".  
  7. ^ "Commercial Property Services in Edinburgh".  
  8. ^ Dunton, Jim (23 May 2013). "Former Scots rugby star swaps scrum for surveying".  
  9. ^ "Find a member".  
  10. ^ "Find a member".  
  11. ^ "Find a member".  

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