Surveyors acting as arbitrators in construction disputes, 2nd edition, RICS professional standard (April 2023)

Published April 2017
Effective from 3 July 2017
Reissued April 2023

This professional standard applies to RICS members appointed to act as arbitrators in disputes relating to construction works. It should also be of assistance to parties involved in arbitration, and those acting for them, by making them aware of the procedures that may be followed.

It includes:
- the fundamentals of arbitration and the powers and duties of an arbitrator
- the agreement and commencement of proceedings
- appointment of the arbitrator
- setting procedure
- the interlocutory period
- the hearing and award
- termination/post award.

This document was reissued in April 2023 as a professional standard. It had previously been published in April 2017 as a guidance note. No material changes have been made to the document.

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