The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors is the professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction and has 120,000 members worldwide. The RICS Personal Property/ Arts & Antiques Professional Group division focuses on the business of buying, selling and valuing chattels.

RICS target novices

18 April 2006

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors are launching a new booklet to help inexperienced buyers and sellers at auction.

Education, education, education,

02 November 2005

Nicholas Somers, recently re-elected as chairman of the RICS Fine Art and Antiques Faculty, will make education the focus of his third and final term.

Book for Leeds while you can

07 October 2004

THERE is still a chance to book tickets for the RICS conference in Leeds from October 15-17.

Northern gems the focus of 2004 RICS conference

08 September 2004

THIS year’s RICS art and antiques conference promises three days of tours, talks and enjoyment in and around Leeds.

Creation at RICS dinner

19 May 2004

IF the hallmark of the perfect evening is the correct blend of food, wine, company and entertainment, now is the time to book tickets for the the RICS Grand Summer Dinner, scheduled for June 30.

Separate client accounts are a must for vendors, says lawyer

23 March 2004

VENDORS wishing to protect their interests when an auction house becomes insolvent should use firms where at least one of the partners or directors is a member of the RICS.

RICS offer advice on gun safety

14 October 2003

THE RICS have issued detailed advice on gun safety in the saleroom. The advice follows the recent case where an auctioneer was fined after a professional musician lost part of his finger when a starting pistol was discharged in the saleroom.

Book now for RICS October conference

11 August 2003

THE Antiques and Fine Arts Faculty of the RICS have released details of their annual conference, which will be held in the West Midlands, from Friday, October 3 to Sunday, October 5.

New chiefs for RICS art and antiques faculty

14 July 2003

The Antiques and Fine Arts Faculty at RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) have appointed a new chairman and vice chairman. Nicholas Somers, who is principal of Nicholas Somers and Company, replaces Jonathan Meyer as chairman supported by a new vice-chairman, Mark Dalrymple, managing director and proprietor of loss adjusters Tyler & Company.

RICS want masters course for graduates

05 November 2002

UK: THE RICS Antiques and Fine Arts Faculty is working on a plan to develop a masters degree for graduates who hold a degree not accredited by the RICS.

RICS 2002 conference in Amsterdam

01 October 2002

THE RICS have announced details of their 2002 Fine Arts Conference, which will be held in Amsterdam from November 14-17. Highlights of the conference include a day at the Rijksmuseum prior to its renovation next year during which time its displays will be significantly reduced.

RICS launch auctions guide

27 August 2002

The mysteries of the auction process will now be much easier to understand thanks to a new publication, A Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction, from RICS.

SOFAA want to back Southampton

29 April 2002

Auctioneers’ society aims to extend its influence and admit valuers as members: THE Society of Fine Art Auctioneers, concerned over the RICS decision to derecognise the Southampton Institute training courses for the trade, is to vote on approving them itself.

Funding and policy issues risk blighting vocational training at Southampton

25 March 2002

The Fine Art Valuation degree course at Southampton Institute has lost almost half its teaching staff in the past year with the student intake dropping 60 per cent since 1998.

Experts gather for Internet day

17 October 2000

UK: ART & Antiques on the Internet is the title of a one-day conference being staged at the Royal Institution on Thursday October 26 by the Institute of Art and Law and the RICS

Art autonomy in new RICS

12 June 2000

Following the decision earlier this year to reform the structure of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and to merge with the ISVA, the RICS will split into 16 faculties from the beginning of 2001.

ISVA opt for RICS ‘agenda for change’

13 December 1999

UK: THE Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers will be absorbed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors following an overwhelming vote in favour of the move by ISVA members.