Valuation of Businesses and Intangible Assets

Business valuation is a core skill of many valuers and forms part of the professional services provided by many RICS members.


Professional business valuations are vital to a healthy market and stable economy, forming the basis of performance analysis, financing decisions, transactional or development advice, dispute resolution, taxation and various statutory applications.

Specialist business valuers can work in both the public and private sector and practice the valuation of both small businesses and large corporations. Some business valuers practice exclusively in one area, while others deal with a wide variety of asset types.

Robust practice standards form the basis of high quality business valuations. RICS is the world’s leading qualification for valuation professionals and is well respected by employers and clients the world over.

The pathway guide should be used in conjunction with the core assessment documentation which is available on the RICS website and comprises of:

  • Requirements and Competencies guide
  • Candidate guide for your RICS assessment e.g. APC, Academic, Senior Professional, Specialist
  • Counsellor guide.

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