Our standards and guidance cover all areas of surveying practice and embody best practice. They fall into the following categories: professional statements, practice statements, codes of practice, guidance notes and information papers.
RICS standards and professional guidance are available free of charge to all and you can download PDF versions of the publications below. Check the side-bar options to refine the listed items by topic or professional group, or search for specific guidance using the search box above. Some RICS professional guidance publications can be bought from the RICS Shop.
Members should note that when an allegation of professional negligence is made against a surveyor, the court is likely to take into account the contents of any relevant professional guidance published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor has acted with reasonable competence.
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05 Jun 2015
This guidance note is intended to assist RICS members who are also AIC members in ensuring that a valuation report that is compliant with Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP) is also compliant with the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards (the Red Book).
10 Sep 2015
This guidance note provides assistance to RICS members on the application of the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards (the ‘Red Book’) to valuations that have to be provided in compliance with Russian legislation.
13 Jul 2012
This guidance note provides assistance to RICS members on the application of the Red Book 2012 to valuations that have to be provided in compliance with US jurisdiction.
04 Oct 2016
In Cyprus, the valuation profession is regulated by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber Law No. 224/1990. Even though specific procedures, standards and methodologies are not in place, it is widely recognised and accepted that the RICS Red Book must be adopted when undertaking written valuations.
27 Jun 2016
Procedures are in place in Greece to have the valuation profession regulated by law in the near future. This guidance note is intended to respond to the new regulatory regime, with the aim of clarifying potential ‘grey areas’ between the Red Book and Greek law.
02 Aug 2016
This guidance note provides assistance to our members on the application of the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards January 2014 (the ‘Red Book’) to valuations that have to be provided in compliance with Polish law.The English language version published on 27 June 2016. The Polish language version published on 2 August 2016.
28 Apr 2016
This standard will create clear and consistent guidance for both valuation providers and valuation users. It has been prepared primarily for financial reporting purposes, to comply with International Financial Reporting Standard 13 and for reporting to the Sweden Annual Property Index. The effective date of this guidance note is 1 May 2016.
17 Nov 2015
The Red Book recognises that local statute, or regulation, may have specific requirements that expand the global standards and that such requirements may be the subject of RICS national association valuation standards.
15 Sep 2015
This guidance note is for RICS members active in Germany. It aims to facilitate application of the RICS valuation standards in Germany and demonstrate how the RICS valuation standards can be applied to German market conditions and the German legal system.
23 Aug 2016
This RICS national association valuation standard covers the application of the Red Book in Portugal. It is provided in both English and Portuguese.
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.
12 Dec 2012
This global adaptation defines cash flow forecasting, before giving guidance on producing a useful forecast, explaining how to use it to assess progress on site, and analyse actual expenditure against forecast expenditure.
07 Feb 2012
Covering most types of real estate asset, this information paper discusses the use of comparable evidence in property valuation.
25 Jul 2013
This guidance provides a summary of the purpose and process of both cost analysis and construction project benchmarking.
08 Jun 2016
El presente documento, Directrices de RICS en materia de medición inmobiliaria, supone una actualización de la 6ª edición del Código de medición de RICS (CM) e incorpora las Normas Internacionales de Medición Inmobiliaria (NIMI).
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.
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.
24 Nov 2014
IPMS for Office Buildings has been drafted by the independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring office buildings around the world.
26 Sep 2016
IPMS for Residential Buildings has been drafted by the Independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring residential buildings around the world.
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.
27 Jan 2016
This joint guidance from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) and RICS provides advice to construction professionals who are RICS members engaged in the practice of project monitoring.
17 Aug 2016
This professional statement applies to all RICS members involved with the sale, letting, leasing and management of real estate, whatever the form of tenure by which it is held or occupied.
13 Mar 2013
Provides best practice guidance for real estate managers so that clients receive objective advice consistent with internationally recognised standards.
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