This code of practice has been jointly adopted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) and the Rating Surveyors’ Association (RSA).

With the aim of improving consumer protection and maintaining professional standards, the code sets out the standards of practice that rating consultants must adopt in all cases where they are either seeking instructions, or are approached by a new or existing client, to provide advice in relation to non-domestic rating matters.

It has mandatory application in relation to rating consultancy work.

The code of practice is effective from 1 April 2017 and covers:

  • The code of practice applicable in England and Wales
  • The code of practice applicable in Scotland
  • The code of practice applicable in Northern Ireland


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