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:
- Beyond COVID-19: Data protection and reopening the property market
- Beyond COVID-19: Inspections and visits for non-domestic properties
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
The Leases section was updated with reference to the recent case Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd  EWCA Civ 1521 (see Service charge). The page on COVID-19 legislation was also updated.
Service charges case law
See iConsult to review the latest RICS standards and guidance drafts.