Registration of Title
One of the elements of the Building Control Act 2007 is to provide for the registration of titles of certain building professions including Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors.
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland administers the register of Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors and is named in the Building Control Act 2007 as the registration body.
The purpose of the statutory register is to ensure that anyone using the professional title “Building Surveyor” or “Quantity Surveyor” has the recognised qualifications, training and experience in accordance with the provisions of the Building Control Act 2007.
It is an offence under the Building Control Act 2007 for persons to use the professional title “Building Surveyor” or “Quantity Surveyor” unless they are registered.
The statutory register will provide members of the public with reassurance that the Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors listed on the register are qualified professionals who comply with strict codes of ethical and professional conduct.
It also provides consumers with a dispute resolution mechanism in the event of problems such as substandard work or poor service.
Members of the public can also check the Register and verify details of registered Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors online.
The Registration Body may be contacted at:
Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
38 Merrion Square
Tel: + 353 (0)1 644 5500
IMPORTANT - DATA PROTECTION NOTICE
Publication of Registrant Information on the Public Register
The Society for Chartered Surveyors Ireland is charged with maintaining a Statutory Register of Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors under Part 4 & 5 of the Building Control Act 2007.
At present, the Public Register publishes the names and registration numbers of the Registrants https://registrationbody.scs.ie/public_register/. In the future, the address provided by Registrants will be made to the public for the reasons outlined below:
- Because consumer protection is the driving force behind the Building Control Act, it is imperative that the register be readily accessible, up to date and very clear.
- Potential clients and users of surveyor services are located all over the country and range from individuals and families undertaking work to their homes through to International Corporations.
- The multiple occurrence of particular names, within local areas and nationally, is common in Ireland. For this reason, a register publishing only the individual’s name is inadequate and including a business address would help potential clients to ensure that registration information relates to the service provider(s) they are considering.
If you are a Registrant, the following data will be published publicly:
• Registration number
• Full name
• Address (primary address)
Please check, update or amend this information, visit https://www.scsi.ie/account/profile/, login and amend primary address information.
In joining the Statutory Register you acknowledge that this information will be made public. We recommend that you use your business or work address for the Public Register. However, if you use your home address and do not wish this to be published publicly, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In such cases, only the county of your address will be published.
All other personal data collected by the SCSI will treated as confidential in accordance with the data protection legislation.