What's new?

Spring/summer 2021

As part of RICS' response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the built environment, each isurv channel has moved to a rolling update cycle to ensure content is as up to date as possible. This page will be updated with new updates to reflect the changing situation as it develops.

RICS has also released guidance in the form of our Beyond COVID-19 guides, available on isurv here:


Property fraud in the commercial property sector

This new section on Property fraud in the commercial property sector looks at a range of different types of property fraud. For each, it breaks down what it looks like, the risks involved, how surveyors can protect themselves and and their business against it, and what to do if property fraud is suspected to have occurred. There is also useful practical advice on the different legal recourses available and their pros and cons.



Blockchain has been updated with recent figures relating to cryptocurrencies.

Commercial property insurance

New content has been added to Commercial property insurance on the page Business interruption.


The Leases section was updated with reference to the recent case Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1521 (see Service charge). The page on COVID-19 legislation was also updated.

Mixed-use development

A minor addition was made to Mixed-use development underneath the heading COVID-19 and leases.

Service charges case law

15 new case summaries have been added to Service charges case law from 2020 and early 2021.

Consultation drafts

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