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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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.
04 Nov 2013
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.
25 Jun 2014
Outlines best practice in the planning and deployment of the measures needed to deliver appropriate and effective security.
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.
15 Apr 2011
Seeking to assist the chartered facilities management surveyor, this guidance outlines best practice in the planning and deployment of the measures necessary to deliver appropriate and effective security.
12 Jun 2011
Based on the law in England, Wales and Scotland, this note gives guidance to health and safety responsibilities at both a corporate level (for all sizes of organisation) and that of the individual property professional.
07 May 2009
This guidance deals with the strategic and procedural matters that must be considered when carrying out building maintenance works.
© RICS 2018
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