The RICS is currently bringing to public attention the Chartered Surveyors Voluntary Service (CSVS) – a registered charity supported by the institute.
The service provides free property advice to people who would otherwise be unable to get professional assistance in the normal way. Chartered surveyors working for the CSVS give their advice on a voluntary basis. The free service is available to people living in private rented housing, council or housing association accommodation, or who own their own homes. Initial contact is with a Citizens Advice Bureau or other advice agency, who will appoint a CSVS surveyor.