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May 18, 2022


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This course includes:

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Certificate of completion

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As a commercial/residential surveyor, you'll deal with all aspects of residential and commercial property in both the private and public sectors. Principal activities are related to the management, purchase, sale or leasing, of land and property, as well as valuing and surveying the property.

You may act as an agent, broker or auctioneer during a sale and may also carry out contract negotiations between landlords and tenants.

Course Overview

Residential surveying is a well-respected profession with many rewards. Using expert knowledge, typically, it is the role of a residential surveyor to assess the condition of a residential property and provide an impartial report to the client. The Certificate is a vocationally related qualification, meaning it gives you the skills and knowledge to be a well-rounded residential surveyor. The Certificate is delivered part-time and is delivered in two parts – training and assessment.

Key features:

  • A vocational qualification to enable existing property professionals to gain knowledge on residential construction and pathology
  • Training material and course training days delivered by industry leaders
  • Provides in-depth training with limited assessment

Types of commercial/residential surveyor

As well as specialising in either commercial or residential property, you'll also usually specialise further in one of the following areas:
  • consultancy
  • development
  • investment
  • management
  • planning
  • investigation
Assessment Once the training is complete, you will then produce a portfolio of evidence for assessment. This will include 3 condition reports so that you can demonstrate your technical knowledge, as well as written tasks to assess your business and interpersonal skills. How long does it take? The training takes 6-9 months, and once this is complete you move onto assessment. The assessment should take between 2 months to complete the online portal.  

Course Curriculum

    • 1.0 Different type of resident survey 00:20:00
    • 1.1 Survey level one 00:20:00
    • 1.2 Survey level two 00:20:00
    • 1.3 Survey level three 00:30:00
    • 1.4 Services for property owners and vendors 00:10:00
    • 2.1 Competence of surveyors 00:30:00
    • 3.1 Pre-inspection Client enquiry – managing expectations 00:20:00
    • 3.1.1 Understanding the nature of the building 00:15:00
    • 3.1.2 Terms and conditions of engagement 00:30:00
    • 3.1.3 Fees 00:05:00
    • 3.1.4 Transparency 00:20:00
    • 3.1.5 Pre-inspection research 00:10:00
    • 3.1.6 Other pre-inspection matters – asbestos 00:10:00
    • 3.1.7 Other pre-inspection matters – leaseholds 00:35:00

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Institute of Buildings and Surveyors Pakistan