The Surveyors Freemen, first established in 2012, comprises a group with its own committee and programme. It is often the first step to becoming a Liveryman and membership is open to any qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Its aims encompass and espouse the same ethos as all Livery companies – education, charity and fellowship. It serves as an introduction to the Livery movement and whilst we hope many members will have a desire to progress on to full membership of the Livery it does, for some, become a happy permanent home.
The group runs an extensive programme of lectures building visits and social events throughout the year, most of which are included in the annual subscription and most are eligible for credit towards the RICS CPD requirements. Past events have included tours of the Leadenhall Building, the Old Bailey and the Bank of England along with lectures on Landlord and Tenant law, rights of light and Crossrail.
In addition, members are encouraged to involve themselves in the educational and charitable activities of the Livery. These programmes are key to the Livery movement and the Chartered Surveyors Company is no exception supporting four inner London schools in a variety of ways and regularly raising and distributing charitable donations to a mix of causes. More information is available in the relevant sections of the website and the Clerk will be able to let you have details of how to get involved.
Becoming a Freeman is a great way to make new friendships and relationships within the profession and you also get to apply for Freedom of the City of London.
Membership is by way of application supported by either one Freeman of the Company together with one Liveryman, or through interview by the Chairman of the Freeman the Renter Warden of the Livery. Election as a Freeman is only available to qualified Chartered Surveyors, but we encourage those who are studying to become qualified to become involved in all the activities pending the point at which they can fully join.
Please download the application form and return to the Clerk.
There is no Fine (joining fee) and the annual fee is currently £100. This includes the majority of the lectures and building visits through the year.
Any queries regarding getting involved as a Freeman should be directed to the Clerk.