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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01 Sep 2016
This guidance note seeks to advise members on the factors they should take into consideration when producing Schedules of Dilapidations, Quantified Demands, Responses, Scott Schedules and Diminution Valuations for reference to or use by the client, the other party to the lease, third parties and tribunals.
13 Jan 2011
The material provides practical guidance to RICS members on the skills and approach required when instructed in connection with dilapidations matters in Scotland.
23 Jul 2009
Based on best practise and dealing with relevant legal requirements, this document summarises how agents can provide a high level of service to clients and prospective tenants.
22 Dec 2005
This guidance aims to reflect the reality of stock condition survey work which practitioners are engaged in, in order to identify best practice.
01 Oct 2011
Written as a starting point in the subject, this note provides guidance on the dangers of asbestos to health and business, protecting professional indemnity (PI) insurance, complying with legislation, and implementing an effective management plan.
17 Nov 2010
Written to apply to England and Wales, though with relevance elsewhere, this note provides guidance for surveyors on conducting commercial and industrial property surveys.
07 Jan 2004
Written to apply to England and Wales, though with relevance elsewhere, this note provides guidance for surveyors carrying out building surveys of residential property.
29 Sep 2011
This note offers guidance for members and other professionals involved with subsidence claims.
19 Sep 2009
Intended to embody best practice, this guidance note is essential reading for members practising or working on any traditionally constructed building or structure.
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