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.
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28 Mar 2018
This guidance note is primarily directed at those providing valuation services within or subject to EU jurisdictions for bank-lending purposes, in particular where the provision of a mortgage lending value (MLV) is requested.
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.
23 Jan 2018
The bases of value contained with the Code of measuring practice, 6th edition applies to all building classes except offices and residential buildings.
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
07 Nov 2017
La presente linea guida dovrebbe essere consultata dai quantity surveyor (QS) o dai cost manager per i progetti in cui un modello BIM viene implementato per essere impiegato lungo l’intero ciclo di vita del progetto stesso. Oltre a fornire informazioni sul BIM, questo elaborato contiene raccomandazioni per le buone prassi nel campo della misurazione.
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.
13 Mar 2013
Provides best practice guidance for real estate managers so that clients receive objective advice consistent with internationally recognised standards.
02 Nov 2017
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has made risk management one of the fundamental functions for real estate investment funds. Given the importance of real estate for Europe’s alternative investment fund industry, RICS Europe has produced this guidance note to provide guidance to AIFMs on risk management for real estate.
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.
18 Apr 2018
This guidance note is the result of a collaboration between RICS and IFMA. It sets out a coherent, consistent approach to planning the provision of FM. It also reflects the competences required to pursue the qualification credentials required by both IFMA and RICS.
02 May 2018
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 provides for the terms of a renewal lease to be determined by the courts. PACT is a procedure whereby the determination of all or some of the terms for a renewal lease are (with the consent of both parties) 'delegated' to an independent third party, who may act either as an arbitrator or as an independent expert.
03 Oct 2013
Encompasses the wide range of physical, social, environmental and economic factors relating to sustainability that can impact on value of which valuers should be aware.
27 Feb 2012
Technical Due Diligence reports, which detail the physical condition of a property, are increasingly in demand throughout continental Europe, as financial institutions, investors and owner-occupiers look ever more closely at the risks of buying and selling property.
19 May 2015
Download the Dutch Translation of Technical Due Diligence of Commercial, Industrial and Residential Property in Continental Europe.
Download the French translation of Technical Due Diligence of Commercial and Industrial Property in Continental Europe.
21 Mar 2016
Technical due diligence reports, which detail the physical condition of a property, are increasingly in demand throughout continental Europe, as financial institutions, investors and owner-occupiers look ever more closely at the risks of buying and selling property.
23 Sep 2015
This guidance note is intended for RICS members practising in the infrastructure sector, either providing services to an infrastructure client or working within an infrastructure client organisation.
11 Apr 2018
This guidance note has been prepared with regard to valuation practices in the UK. It is intended to assist the valuer in highlighting the main factors that affect the valuation of commercial renewable energy installations and to outline the valuation process and approaches.
25 May 2011
Including a glossary of relevant terms, this note offers guidance for valuers who are instructed to provide market value, or market rent, for properties used as data centres.
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