Robert Sterling Surveyors forges ‘industry first’ partnership with independent auditor

Robert Sterling Surveyors has appointed Cheshire-based specialists Valuation Audit Services UK (VAS) to provide an on-going, independent audit of recent, current and future valuation and surveying services.

In what is believed to be the first partnership of its kind in the UK, VAS will be supporting Robert Sterling Surveyors by providing a third-party assurance that its reports are of the highest professional competence, and fully compliant with current and future demands of RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Arwel Griffith FRICS, Senior Partner at Robert Sterling Surveyors, says that partnering with VAS brings real competitive advantage: “Whereas some companies will self-audit the quality of their reports, we have chosen to bring in an external, independent auditor to add further value to the work that we provide, and additional assurance to our customers that they are receiving a benchmarked, best-in-class service.”

Stephen Todd MRICS, a chartered surveyor and registered valuer who founded VAS, says that Robert Sterling Surveyors is demonstrating true thought leadership: “Working with VAS brings an extra pair of eyes that will help Robert Sterling make further improvements to the quality of valuations they provide and add a further level of scrutiny and protection.”

VAS is a UK leading property valuation auditing and assurance company. It works with a broad number of property lenders, valuers and financial intermediaries across the UK, providing clients with accurate, quick and cost-effective advice.

Robert Sterling Surveyors provides a range of professional survey services to commercial and residential finance providers nationwide. It also works closely with private clients (including developers), landlords, tenants and owner/occupiers of commercial, semi commercial and residential investment properties. It has recently been nominated in the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2016 within the Best Surveyor/Valuer category.

1st February, 2016