Find out about disciplinary and regulatory decisions made against Regulated Members. Regulated Members are RICS professionals of regulated firms.
Panels for hearings and decisions made by a single decision maker are selected from the Conduct and Appeal Committee, which consists of a Chair, 19 lay members and eight RICS professionals.
A Disciplinary Panel must comprise of a Chair and at least two other members, of whom one must be a lay member (i.e. someone who is not a professional of RICS). Some members of the Conduct and Appeal Committee can be appointed as Chairs of Disciplinary Panels when dealing with cases.
A Disciplinary Panel's role is to hear disciplinary cases involving Regulated Members, to make findings of fact in relation to allegations brought by RICS, to decide whether a Regulated Member is liable to disciplinary action and, if so, to consider whether a sanction should be imposed.
If an allegation is proven, and a Disciplinary Panel concludes that a Regulated Member is liable to disciplinary action, it can consider whether a disciplinary sanction is needed in the public interest. Disciplinary Panels can issue sanctions ranging from cautions, imposing fines, imposing conditions or expelling Regulated Members and removing the registration of RICS-regulated firms.
On 1 October 2019, the Disciplinary, registration and appeal panel rules changed. Concerns raised or information received from this date will be considered under the new rules. Under these rules a Regulated Member can be referred to a Single Member of the Conduct and Appeal Committee who will consider the case and may decide to take disciplinary action.
A case may be referred to a Single Member of the Conduct and Appeal Committee if: