Client Accounting & Regulation

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CONFIDENCE THROUGH PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

We are authorised and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

As a RICS regulated firm we must protect the security of clients’ money on their behalf.  We manage client accounts effectively by having robust controls and systems in place and strictly in accordance with best practice

Our clients are protected by a fund called the RICS Clients’ Money Protection Scheme. This is a free service provided to clients of RICS-regulated firms. All regulated firms who hold clients' money pay a regulatory review fee on an annual basis. The income generated from these fees covers the operational costs of the client money Regulatory Review Visit programme.

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, property, construction and infrastructure.  RICS members promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.

We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy per cent of the world’s wealth bound up in land and property our sector is vital to economic development, helping to support stable, sustainable investment and growth around the globe.

We are proud of our reputation and we guard it fiercely, so clients who work with an RICS professional can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.

To find out more visit https://www.rics.org/uk/regulation1

The Financial Conduct Authority regulates us and is the conduct regulator for another 58,000 (or thereabouts )financial services firms and financial markets in the UK .

The FCA  seek to ensure that:

  • senior management are accountable for their activities, including principal and agency responsibilities
  • there is a positive culture of proactively identifying and managing conflicts of interest
  • there is orderly resolution and return on client assets
  • firms’ business models, activities, controls and behaviour maintain trust  and integrity
  • market efficiency, cleanliness and resilience is delivered through transparency, surveillance and the supervision
  • firms, acting as agents on behalf of their clients, put clients’ best interests at the heart of their businesses
To find out more visit: https://www.fca.org.uk/about/the-fca
 

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