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THE Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the leading body for property professionals.

RICS is governed by Royal Charter, which means that its foremost duty is to act in and protect the public interest.

Firms of qualified chartered surveyors are constantly regulated by RICS to ensure that standards are being upheld, says local auctioneers, valuers and estate agents, Maxey Grounds and Co.

There are four major advantages to using a firm that is ‘regulated by RICS’.

Firstly, you can be assured that you will receive clear, impartial and expert advice from qualified professionals. Secondly, you can be confident that because regulated firms follow the RICS Rules of Conduct, that they are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical standards.

Thirdly, take comfort in knowing that the firm looking after your affairs has a recognised procedure in place to resolve any complaints, provides access to free independent redress and has Professional Indemnity Insurance if you need to make a claim.

Firm members and staff regularly update their skills and knowledge to ensure that clients receive the best possible service.

As an additional safeguard there is a further designation for chartered surveyors undertaking valuation work.

The RICS Registered Valuer scheme is designed to further monitor the standards of property valuers working within the industry.

When you employ a Registered Valuer to advise on the value of your land and property you can be sure they will apply a full range of specialist knowledge and skills.

There are a small number of RICS Regulated firms of chartered surveyors based in the Fenland area.

The majority of these regulated firms will also count a number of Registered Valuers among their partners and staff.

To be sure you are getting the best possible professional advice and customer service within the property industry - whether it is
selling your house or estate management advice - look out for the
 lion logo and the words ‘Regulated by RICS’ or RICS Registered Valuer.

Contact Maxey Grounds & Co offices in
 Chatteris, March or Wisbech for more information.