I have resigned from the RICS after more than 50 years in the profession.
I can no longer accept the imposition of the RICS subscription and the RICS-required professional indemnity insurance on a semi-retired, part-time income.

As I retire from the fray, I would urge younger members to join Jeremy Hackett at the extraordinary meeting (9 January, page 16) so that the opinions can be heard from the 90% of the membership who did not realise the importance of voting in last year's annual meeting. It is their future financial positions that are at stake now.

My clients have said they could not care less whether I am a chartered surveyor and they would continue to commission work from me if I care to accept it.