RICS Regulation

Diafora is a RICS regulated company, we operate under the oversight of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). RICS is a Royal Charter body with a responsibility to regulate its members, which it achieves through its independently led Standards and Regulation Board (SRB). The SRB is tasked with overseeing the setting of professional standards, ensuring entry to the profession, providing a dispute resolution service, and assuring the public that RICS-qualified professionals and regulated firms operate to the required standards of conduct and competence.

Our Consultants are members of, or are expected to be working towards membership, of this professional body. It is important to note that RICS is a globally recognised organisation that ensures professionals meet the highest standards of professionalism required to become a Chartered Surveyor.

As a regulated company, we are held accountable to the SRB for our performance and activities, and we are committed to upholding the high standards of professionalism and ethics required by RICS.

As a RICS regulated organisation you can trust that Diafora adheres to :

  • Practise to globally recognised standards.
  • Behave ethically and acts with integrity and honesty.
  • Have the required skills and competencies to do the job.
  • Manage conflicts of interest transparently.
  • Safeguard the security of client money.
  • Manages our finances appropriately.
  • Provides adequate and appropriate indemnity for your work.
  • Handles complaints and disputes fairly.

If you want to find out more about RICS Regulation, and what’s involved, please click here.


We believe in collaborative working and the use of early intervention techniques throughout the supply chain, to try to resolve differences of opinion before they escalate into disputes.

The financial cost of disputes in the construction industry is measured in billions of pounds. Conflict can cause immeasurable harm to business relationships and brand reputations. An increasing number of major infrastructure bodies are driving a sea-change and embedding conflict avoidance mechanisms to avoid and manage conflicts.

The Conflict Avoidance Pledge (CAP) was initiated by several of the UK’s leading professional bodies for construction and engineering. Together they form the Conflict Avoidance Coalition Steering Group.

If you want to find out more about the CAP, and what’s involved, please click here.