Code of Practice

The Code of Practice is designed to ensure the commitment of individuals to the aims and objectives of SiLC, which are to:

  • continuously improve the competence of practitioners
  • establish, enhance and uphold the professions reputation.

A SiLC shall:

  • uphold and promote the integrity of their profession
  • exercise honesty, diligence and impartiality in their professional work
  • seek to understand and comply with all legislation/standards in the country in which they are practising
  • not allow conflict of interests to influence their professional decisions and judgement, make all bodies concerned aware of such conflicts
  • not accept anything of value from clients, employers or third parties which could be thought to influence their professional judgement
  • continually work to maintain and improve their knowledge using a combination of training and practical work, and give reasonable assistance to candidates wishing to enter the profession
  • maintain and enhance levels of proficiency, both individually and throughout the profession
  • when giving advice, make relevant persons aware of the potential consequences and alternatives
  • acknowledge their limitations of competence and not undertake any work that he/she knows is beyond their professional capability
  • ensure all information given to and contained within the land condition record is, to the best of their knowledge, correct and accurate
  • not endorse any information or declarations from clients or third parties that they cannot verify as accurate and true
  • endeavour to uphold and enhance the reputation of the register.

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