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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18 Oct 2012
Focuses on the daylight, sunlight and shading encountered in the design, planning and environmental impact assessment of developments.
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.
18 Mar 2014
The physical extent of property ownership and rights of use are basic attributes of land and buildings and are capable of being evaluated by property professionals. Uncertainty of the extent of ownership and its associated rights affects the physical use and rights to repair, maintain, gain access to and obtain value of the land.
08 Nov 2007
This note provides guidance on acceptable procedures for the calibration and testing of Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM) instruments.
06 Jun 2010
This guidance note sets out best practice guidelines for surveyors and clients on the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in land surveying and mapping.
13 Dec 2010
By advising on best practice, this guidance is intended to assist all those connected with the request, purchase and production of surveys and mapping material.
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