Chartered surveyors have the opportunity to become a judge with the launch of 4 new posts working for 2 different chambers in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.
As a surveyor tribunal member you will hear and decide cases and appeals. You don’t need judicial experience to apply but you do need to be a member or fellow of RICS.
Salaried Surveyor Member
If you are a RICS member with expertise in valuation plus familiarity with the law of either compensation, rating or leasehold enfranchisement, you can apply for the post of Salaried Surveyor Member of the Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber. This Chamber deals with property disputes and appeals.
Most Land Chamber cases are heard by a judge and a surveyor member who contribute equally to the hearing, using their relevant knowledge and expertise to reach a fair decision. Surveyor members also hear some cases alone, particularly if the dispute relates solely to valuation.
The Salaried Surveyor role launches on 21 September. You can sign up for email alerts to get updates and notifications.
Deputy Regional Valuer
If you are a RICS member with experience in residential property management or valuation can apply to be a Deputy Regional Value. You will chair tribunals and hold hearings on disputes covering issues such as service charges, freeholds, leaseholds, and disputes relating to park homes. There’ll be a very wide variety of cases ranging in value from modest amounts through to millions of pounds.
There are 3 deputy regional valuer roles; 1 in Birmingham, 1 in Cambridge and 1 in London. Members will be required to travel and work throughout the surrounding area.
The Deputy Regional Valuer role launches on 28 September. You can sign up for email alerts to get updates and notifications.
How to apply
There will be a 2-stage selection process consisting of an online application focusing on 5 competencies and an interview with situational questioning.
There is no upper or lower age limit. The age at which someone is appointed must allow approximately 5 years of service before the statutory retirement age of 70.