Why are the RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics so important at the Final Assessment?

Why are the RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics so important at the Final Assessment?

The RICS Rules of Conduct and Global Ethical Standards are paramount to maintaining RICS ethics-and-compliancestandards. They set out the requirements of theRICS to ensure that Chartered Surveyors maintain an accountable level of professionalism and service. The Rules of Conduct and Ethics are one of the key areas of APC knowledge and experience that if you get wrong at the final assessment you will be referred. Make sure you have the latest versions (from http://www.rics.org/regulation and http://www.rics.org/ethics) and discuss the Rules of Conduct and Ethics with your supervisor and counsellor.

It is important to have a good understanding and working knowledge of the RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics.  It is a mandatory competency that all candidates should achieve to level 3, yet I often see candidates at the final assessment lacking the correct level of knowledge and experience. It is a good idea leading up to the final assessment to plan a programme of mini 10-minute presentations on rules of conduct and ethics related subjects. This will give you practise delivering presentations that are exactly 10 minutes long as you will have to do this in the final assessment and it will be a useful way to revise the rules of conduct and professional ethics.

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What is the logbook? 

The logbook is a summary of your recorded experience days and it is important to ensure that you have a good balance of experience across all your competencies.  As you record your diary your logbook is created automatically, so you don’t have to spend a long time adding up your days of experience.

What can I do about deficiencies in competencies?

If you note any deficiencies in your competency recording during your APC training you can use the myAPC Diary to output status report under ‘Assessment’ tab and see what you have achieved for each competency to date.  You can then use this information to form the basis of discussions with your supervisor and counsellor regarding changes in the work experiences offered to you.

How do I incorporate this into the RICS templates?

Once you have completed your training period having used the myAPC Diary to manage your training process you can click on the ‘Assessment’ tab and output the range of data (including the log book) into an excel spreadsheet.  You will then be able to quickly copy and paste and manipulate the outputted data into the current RICS templates.
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Tip of the Week – APC RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics pt. 3of3

“Starting Out or Just Finishing? The RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics are important for ANY part of your Surveying Career” Jon Lever FRICS

 

In this Series of 3 parts Jon will discuss an element of Rules or Ethics and how he would question it at the APC Final Assessment.

A Snippit of Jon Lever’s FRICS MD of DeLever Masterclass on Ethics ?

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This Week: Some of the key questions that you could ask

  •  Do I explain clearly what I promise to do and do I keep to that promise?
  •  Do I look at ways to improve the service I provide to my clients?
  •  How can I help my clients better understand the surveying services that I am offering?

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  •  Am I providing a professional service for a professional fee?
  •  Would the client still employ me if they knew more about me and the workload I have? If not, why not?
  •  Do I put undue pressure on myself and colleagues (especially junior colleagues) to do more than we actually can?

You can read the detail here:  http://www.rics.org/ethicsRICS ethics

But remember Ethics is not the easiest of subjects and not often immediately straight forward, but requires an element of interpretation and of course a good moral compass.


 For the complete document
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© DeLever 2014.

This document is produced solely by DeLever Limited and is their interpretation of the RICS Rules of Conduct and APC Guides, specifically the sections regarding the RICS Rulesof Conduct and Global Ethical Standards.  Any layout, content, suggestions or views are solely the interpretation of DeLever Limited and are not endorsed by any other party.  You use this resource at their own risk and DeLever takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that have been made in its production.  You are ALWAYS advised to seek sources of the material discussed and review and form your own views and opinions.

 

 

 

Tip of the Week – APC RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics “Always Provide a High Standard of Service”

“Starting Out or Just Finishing? The RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics are important for ANY part of your Surveying Career” Jon Lever FRICS

In this Series 2nd of 3 parts

This Week: “Always Provide a High Standard of Service”perfect

This means always ensuring that your client, or others to whom you have a professional responsibility, receive the best possible advice, support or performance of the terms of engagement you have agreed.

This standard includes, but is not limited to the following behaviours or actions:

Be clear about what service your client wants and the service you are providing

Act within your scope of competence. If it appears that services are required outside that scope then be prepared to do something about it, for example, make it known to your client, obtain expert input or consultation, or if it’s the case that you are unable to meet the service requirements, explain that you are not best placed to act for the client

  • Be transparent about fees and any other costs or payments such as referral fees or commissionsrics ethics
  • Communicate with your client in a way that will allow them to make informed decisions
  • If you use the services of others then ensure that you pay for those services within the timescale agreed
  • Encourage your firm or the organisation you work for to put the fair treatment of clients at the centre of its business culture. Being open and transparent in the way you work. Sharing appropriate and necessary information with your clients and/or others to conduct business and doing so in a way so they can understand that information.

Within the narrative it also offers up some basic key questions that you could ask yourself as a bit of a self-test or conscience test…:

Most of these questions relate back to the regulatory view of how would my actions be perceived in the public domain and whether I would be seen to be acting professionally, impartially and in an appropriate manner inline-about-us-1expected of a Chartered Surveyor.

Also it pulls on your on conscience too and would you be embarrassed that you were found out to be acting in an inappropriate manner.

Don’t forget Ethics is foundation on respect and through that the building and maintenance of a good reputation in the market place / society etc…

Now the principles of ethical values and behaviour that the RICS promote go a fair way toward promoting genuine ethical behaviour as a highly positive behaviour and benefit to your career progression and through that comes the justified and well earn reputational and financial rewards.


Next week – Last tip 3 in this series of 3.
Review of Ethics
For the complete document
If you can’t wait email and we will send you the complete document.
harvey@delever.com 

 


 

© DeLever 2014.
This document is produced solely by DeLever Limited and is their interpretation of the RICS Rules of Conduct and APC Guides, specifically the sections regarding the RICS Rulesof Conduct and Global Ethical Standards.  Any layout, content, suggestions or views are solely the interpretation of DeLever Limited and are not endorsed by any other party.  You use this resource at their own risk and DeLever takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that have been made in its production.  You are ALWAYS advised to seek sources of the material discussed and review and form your own views and opinions.

 

 

 

Tip of the Week – APC RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics

“Starting Out or Just Finishing? The RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics are important for ANY part of your Surveying Career” Jon Lever FRICSAPCeye+RoCEthics

In this Series of 3 parts Jon will discuss an element of Rules or Ethics and how he would question it at the APC Final Assessment.

This Week:

Introduction to  RICS 5 Global Ethical Standards

This is a large subject as the 5 Global Standards contain a fair amount of information and whether the APC Assessors ask you to list them or discuss an individual Global Standard it isimportant to know them inside out for your APC assessment and also going forward through the rest of your career.

These are not something that you just learn for your assessment and then forget, but something that you should / will take with you through the rest of your surveying career.

You can read the detail here:  http://www.rics.org/ethicsRICS ethics

But remember Ethics is not the easiest of subjects and not often immediately straight forward, but requires an element of interpretation and of course a good moral compass.


Next week – Top tip  2 in this series of 3.
Jon will  review the first ethical standard –  “Always Provide a High Standard of Service”  For the complete document
If you can’t wait email and we will send you the complete document.
harvey@delever.com 

 


 

© DeLever 2014.
This document is produced solely by DeLever Limited and is their interpretation of the RICS Rules of Conduct and APC Guides, specifically the sections regarding the RICS Rulesof Conduct and Global Ethical Standards.  Any layout, content, suggestions or views are solely the interpretation of DeLever Limited and are not endorsed by any other party.  You use this resource at their own risk and DeLever takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that have been made in its production.  You are ALWAYS advised to seek sources of the material discussed and review and form your own views and opinions.