The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the regulatory body for Surveyors. It determines policy, stipulates practice and issues guidance to members. It advises and lobbies government on all matters relating to property and the built environment
The work of RICS is largely undertaken by members’ committees. I was Chairman of the Residential Survey and Valuation Practice Panel from 1999 to 2007. I also sat on the Residential Faculty Board. I have been involved in a number of other committees and have been delegated from RICS to the ODPM (now CLG) on the Home Condition Report Working Group. I have lectured to surveyors and others on various issues but mainly those involving change in the house buying process.
Beyond work I live with my family in an old stone house in a thriving Teesdale village. I enjoy walking and mountain biking in the Yorkshire and Durham Dales which I find on my doorstep. I have a particular enthusiasm for the vernacular buildings and industrial archaeology of the Dales’ lead mining heritage.