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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12 Apr 2017
This guidance note provides an outline of the rating appeal system in England and Wales, describing the various processes involved in making a proposal to alter a rating list.
14 Mar 2013
Based on law and practice in Scotland, this publication offers guidance to members acting as adjudicators to disputes relating to works carried out under construction contracts.
01 Aug 2017
This guidance note is intended to be applicable for Contractor’s Basis rating valuations effective from 1 April 2017 and thereafter. The purpose of this guidance note is to aid the understanding of the Contractor’s Basis for the general rating practitioner while providing a common framework of the basis for the more experienced practitioner.
01 Sep 2007
Written for professionals in the field of negotiations for rights to minerals, this note offers guidance on mineral leases and option agreements while outlining the role of the surveyor in this complex area.
28 Apr 2011
Using illustrative examples, this note examines the concept of EUV (existing use value), as defined in our Valuation Standards (the ‘Red Book’).
22 Jul 1997
This guidance note aims to dispel the confusion that often surrounds this method of valuation.
23 Oct 2008
This 2nd edition guidance note (also a 1st edition practice statement) is written for those surveyors who act as advocates before a wide range of tribunals in the UK.
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