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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19 Aug 2015
The purpose of this guidance note is to assist the valuer in the provision of leasehold reform valuation advice whether they are acting for the freeholder (landlord), intermediate landlord or tenant.
26 Sep 2012
This guidance addresses the issue of managing mixed use buildings and estates, i.e. those with a mix of commercial and residential units; most specifically, long leasehold residential flats.
18 Feb 2014
Designed primarily to assist those appointed either by the president of RICS, or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute.
19 Oct 2011
Providing clear guidance on the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, this document is essential reading for members who deal with the complex and often expensive disputes arising in this area.
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.
11 Feb 2011
With application to property in England and Wales, this guidance assists valuers in giving leasehold reform valuation advice, whether they are acting for the freeholder (landlord), intermediate landlord or tenant.
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.
03 Dec 2009
Offers guidance to those appointed as arbitrators or independent experts in order to determine a dispute on a lease renewal under PACT.
15 Oct 2014
By clearly stating the duties of real estate agents and the scope of services they offer, this guidance hopes to increase awareness of what constitutes best practice in this sector.
17 Dec 2010
Written in relation to property in England and Wales, this note offers detailed guidance on the capital and rental valuation of public houses, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
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