Guidance notes provide advice to practitioners on all aspects of the profession. Where procedures are recommended for specific professional tasks, these documents are intended to embody 'best practice'.
All practitioners must inform themselves of new and updated guidance notes within a reasonable time of their promulgation in order to remain professionally competent. When an allegation of professional negligence is made against a surveyor, the court is likely to take into account any relevant guidance notes published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor acted with reasonable competence.
RICS members can freely download PDF versions of our guidance notes. Hard copies of all RICS professional guidance publications can be bought from the RICS Shop.
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11 Aug 2015
This guidance note should be used as a source of reference for quantity surveyors (QS) or cost managers when BIM has been implemented in the life cycle of a project. It offers an awareness of BIM and provides readers with recommendations for good practice when producing measurement outputs.
18 Mar 2013
This French translation provides guidance for surveyors on conducting commercial and industrial property surveys.
28 Oct 2010
Er wordt veel gediscussieerd over de wijze waarop taxateurs (zouden moeten) omgaan met ‘sustainability’. RICS heeft een internationale Valuation Information Paper over het onderwerp geschreven die nu in Nederlandse vertaling beschikbaar is. Zie de bijlage
04 Nov 2013
This guidance note draws valuers' attention to the need for particular care when undertaking valuation work on which various EU directives and regulations may impact.
30 Nov 2016
This guidance is designed primarily to assist those who are appointed either by the President of RICS or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute. It is also intended to assist the parties themselves and those acting for them by making them aware of the procedures likely to be followed.
22 Sep 2014
This guidance note highlights international high-level principles around how to implement and use BIM in the design, construction and operation of our built environment.
18 Apr 2016
Focusing on the fundamental question of why projects fail, this guidance outlines some of the most commonly occurring reasons for failure and offers practical solutions in the context of applying the lessons learned.
06 Nov 2014
This guidance note is designed for use by land, engineering and measured building surveyors who are acting in an advisory capacity and by survey knowledgeable clients who specify their own surveys.
23 May 2014
The main aim of this guidance note is to provide a framework of practical guidance for quantity surveyors on how to calculate embodied carbon emissions associated with their projects.
29 Jul 2015
This mandatory practice statement (part 1 of the document) and guidance note (part 2) apply to selling, buying, letting, renting and management whether it is commercial, residential or rural real estate.
These standards provide guidance for real estate agents and brokers in all world regions who deal with transactions in commercial, residential and rural property.
Presented here as a German language translation, these standards provide guidance for real estate agents and brokers in all world regions who deal with transactions in commercial, residential and rural property.
29 Sep 2012
30 Jun 2015
27 May 2014
Download a Dutch translation of the Real Estate Management guidance.
02 Jul 2014
Download the Polish translation of the Real Estate Management, 1st edition guidance note.
Download the Spanish translation of the Real Estate Management, 2nd edition guidance note.
13 Mar 2013
Provides best practice guidance for real estate managers so that clients receive objective advice consistent with internationally recognised standards.
25 Jun 2014
Outlines best practice in the planning and deployment of the measures needed to deliver appropriate and effective security.
01 Dec 2014
This is the second edition of the RICS guidance note Selling Personal Property at Auction.
26 Oct 2015
The Polish translation focuses on high level FM strategy, management functions; and has appendices which provides background information.
This publication is divided into three parts: a guidance note that focuses on high level FM strategy; a look at management functions; and appendices providing background information.
01 Oct 2008
This comprehensive guide takes the surveyor through every stage of an advocacy role for a wide range of tribunals. A client copy of this practice statement is also available to download here.
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