These papers are intended to provide information and explanations to RICS members on a range of surveying topics. Their function is not to recommend or advise on professional procedures to be followed by surveyors.
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12 Aug 2009
This paper addresses new developments where service charge apportionment strategy can be constructed simultaneously with the lease documentation.
16 Dec 2013
Intended for RICS members and others including lenders and similar institutions, the paper considers the use of Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) in the UK.
26 Nov 2012
Deals with the application of GN 2 to the valuation of fuel stations, including fuel stations allied to convenience stores (c-stores) or part of more complex properties.
17 Jul 2012
Considers the approach for the capital and rental valuation of hotels, commenting on the different valuation methodologies and the practical approach to the assembly and interpretation of relevant information for this purpose.
14 May 1997
Through worked examples, this paper assists valuers in understanding valuation methods relating to commercial investment property.
07 Feb 2012
Covering most types of real estate asset, this information paper discusses the use of comparable evidence in property valuation.
10 Apr 2015
Conacre is a system of letting agricultural land that is unique to Ireland. The current use of 'conacre' originated with the Land Acts of the mid-nineteenth century.
15 Aug 2016
This information paper outlines some of the key challenges facing the UK infrastructure construction industry and the requirement to improve commercial performance in line with government targets relating to effectiveness and efficiency.
14 Feb 2009
This paper outlines the principal issues surrounding duty of care deeds.
25 Aug 2009
This information paper was written with the aim of helping members (particularly rural and environmental surveyors) prepare for the potential impact of this significant piece of legislation.
17 Mar 2011
Backed with illustrative case studies, this information paper aims to assist members when giving advice to clients in the area of environmental liability and compliance.
01 Dec 2011
Support for chartered facilities management practitioners by providing an outline to help generate, analyse, use and report on management information for organisational success.
01 Dec 1996
Provides surveyors with details of the formulation of an initial record of fire damage and investigation works involved, as well as ancillary matters which arise, such as the involvement of insurers and their representatives.
14 Oct 2011
Relating solely to existing buildings in the UK, this paper gives recommendations for the diagnosis, remedy and prevention of failures in a variety of flat roof weathering materials.
03 Mar 2015
This information paper describes the nature of the current flood risk problem, the consequences of that risk and how a residential practitioner may take these into consideration when providing residential survey and valuation services.
31 May 2011
This paper provides a definition for the term 'green infrastructure' and explores the role it plays within built-up areas.
01 Dec 1995
Presented in summary form, this information paper outlines legislation and useful publications relating to ground movements.
02 Sep 2015
By setting out a framework for objectively assessing and reporting the risk posed to a property by the presence of Japanese knotweed, this paper assists home-owners, purchasers and lenders in making informed decisions.
02 Feb 2009
Written to assist property managers in actively managing risk, this paper explores the principles of liability under English law and how such principles relate to property management contracts.
18 Jul 2013
Examines communications in an industry context, covering how clear, consistent communication via different media enables stakeholders to play their part in delivering a successful project.
08 Jun 2011
These papers are aimed at surveyors who are assisting clients with organisational change or are re-organising their own professional practice.
28 Jul 2014
Gives background information on the introduction of permissive rights for communities and businesses to prepare Neighbourhood Plans and Neighbourhood Development Orders.
19 Aug 2014
Through consultation with RICS, Henry Riley LLP was invited to write an information paper based on its experience of 5D BIM throughout 2012 and 2013.
22 Feb 2016
By analysing five case studies, this paper aims to understand the relationship between the various design features and delivery mechanisms of a large residential scheme, and the end-sales achieved.
15 Mar 2012
Provides guidance for property asset managers in the complex challenge of property asset management. It explains how to gain reduced operating costs, better quality accommodation, more productive staff and satisfied customers.
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