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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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.
01 Feb 2007
This guidance note provides an overview of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and considers the potential role of members in the process.
07 Apr 2010
Intended to assist surveyors of all levels of expertise, this note provides guidance on advising clients as to how environmental and sustainability issues impact upon all aspects of land, property and construction.
23 Feb 2010
This note offers guidance for valuers on the more complex issues that might arise when dealing with the presence of trees (or groups of trees).
01 Apr 2008
Developed in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) and the Carbon Trust, this guidance note outlines how carbon management can provide real commercial returns as well as making a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions.
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