Conflicts damage reputations
“Disputes can cause immeasurable harm to business relationships and brand reputations, as well as being painfully slow to resolve. As a result, when issues occur, projects are often delivered behind schedule, over budget, and quality is often undermined.”
Martin Burns, Head of ADR R&D, RICS
The RICS Conflict Avoidance Process (CAP) is a contractual mechanism, which helps parties to avoid getting embroiled in
pro-longed and damaging disputes.
Avoiding conflicts saves time, cost and energy that would be better served in delivering projects. Conflict Avoidance helps resolve issues at the time of the event in the way the contract intended, it helps both parties. From a commercial perspective it is a brilliant process compared to alternatives such as mediation, adjudication and arbitration.
Transport for London
The Parties do not pay for the setting up and maintenance of the RICS List of CAP Professionals.
✓ Parties do not pay for the setting up and maintenance of the RICS List of CAP Professionals
✓ Parties do not pay for nominations made by RICS from the list of CAP professionals.
✓ Each party pays their own costs incurred in taking a matter through CAP.
✓ Each party pays half of the CAP professional’s fee and expenses, unless they agree otherwise.
✓ The fees charged by a CAP Professional on a particular contract are normally charged at an hourly rate, which is agreed beforehand between RICS and the contracting parties.
Apply for nomination of an RICS CAP professional
To apply for the nomination of an RICS CAP professional, please complete the application form and our team will be in touch.