What's new?

Spring/summer 2021


Laser scanning

This section from author Lewis Hook provides an introduction to laser scanning and how the comprehensive data can be used. There is focused insight into the various application areas and where laser scanning should be utilised. It also covers the available equipment and using that equipment to produce deliverables for clients. 



This section is now fully updated by author Julia Stolle.

Common defects

Author Andrew Thompson has updated this section with new information on cavity wall insulation failure.

Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed

This section has been fully reviewed by author Jim Glaister to include changes to legislation


Author Viven King has updated this section with new case law concerning statutory authority and private nuisance.

Residential EPCs and DEAs

This section has been updated to reflect the failure of the government's Green Homes Grant.

Residential property surveys

New author Alexander Barton has completely rewritten this section in line with the new Home survey standard, RICS professional statement, as well as provided commentary on recent events that affect surveyors.

Surveying party walls

This section has had minor amends throughout, specifically challenging an award

Consultation drafts

See iConsult to review the latest RICS standards and guidance drafts.