Matthew Parkinson is a Chartered Building Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer.
Having amalgamated his practice with Lea Hough & Co in 2018, Matthew is regulated by the RICS under Lea Hough’s status as a firm of Chartered Surveyors.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. In the UK, the RICS also serves the public’s interest by being the body that regulates Chartered Surveyors.
To become Chartered, individuals are required to have education qualifications to a minimum level, usually a degree. Thereafter, they must undergo a minimum of two years formalised training to achieve the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), followed by an extensive final examination.
To comply with RICS’s stringent requirements, Chartered Surveyors annually undergo continuing professional development (CPD).
What does all of this mean for clients?
Choosing a surveyor that has Chartered status or electing to instruct the services of a firm of Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers means that you can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services you will receive. Being Chartered isn’t just a case of having gained an accreditation at a single point in time; it involves an ongoing commitment by individuals and the practice as a whole to keep up knowledge development and meet professional standards and ethics.
So by choosing to instruct Matthew Parkinson, you can do so with the peace of mind that you are working with someone who has undergone the best possible training and been awarded the highest possible accreditation in his field.
For more information on the RICS and what it means to be a Chartered Surveyor or RICS Registered Valuer, visit https://www.rics.org/uk