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Our standards and guidance cover all areas of surveying practice and embody best practice. They fall into four categories: practice statements, codes of practice, guidance notes and information papers.
RICS members can download free PDF versions of all our professional guidance 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. Hard copies of all 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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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.
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.
18 Aug 2007
Intended for use in the UK only, this code of practice provides succinct, precise definitions to permit the accurate measurement of buildings and land, the calculation of the sizes (areas and volumes) and the description or specification of land and buildings on a common and consistent basis.
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.
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.
21 Mar 2012
The completely revised International Valuation Standards include the IVS framework, general standards, asset standards and the IVS valuation applications.
19 Jul 2011
Indicative of best practice, this note offers advice on the valuation of natural resources and waste management properties, more commonly known in the UK as ‘wasting assets’.
22 Jan 2011
These standards provide guidance for real estate agents and brokers in all world regions who deal with transactions in commercial, residential and rural property.
13 Mar 2013
Provides best practice guidance for real estate managers so that clients receive objective advice consistent with internationally recognised standards.
Appendices of the Red Book 2012 on confidentiality, threats to independence and objectivity, and conflicts of interest; settling the terms of engagement; assumptions and special assumptions; valuations for commercial secured lending; minimum contents of valuation reports; and examples of published references to valuation reports.
Red Book (Global edition) 2012 guidance notes on valuation certainty; valuation of individual trade related properties and portfolios and groups of properties; personal property; plant and equipment; and the depreciated replacement cost method of valuation for financial reporting.
View the RICS Valuation - Professional Standards (the 'Red Book') 2012 in full.
Preface, introduction and glossary of the RICS Valuation - Professional Standards (the 'Red Book') 2012 are available to download.
Valuation standards on compliance and ethical requirements, agreement of terms of engagement, basis of value, applications, investigations and valuation reports from the Red Book (Global edition) 2012.
30 Oct 2013
RICS Valuation – Professional Standards (the 'Red Book') 2014 is now available.
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.
20 Nov 2011
This comprehensive guide is written for surveyors who provide expert evidence to be relied upon in civil proceedings before a wide range of tribunals.
This paper discusses issues relevant to undertaking valuations of commercial buildings, such as assessing whether properties are resilient to environmental risks and recognising the changing needs of occupiers.
© RICS 2013
© RICS 2013