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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27 Mar 2015
This guidance note covers commercial multi-let property where there is a service charge. It deals with the handover of financial and supplier information between owners and/ or managers.Superseding the previous information paper of the same name (published in 2011), this guidance note is aimed at property owners and managers and their legal advisers. Its intention is to set out a series of procedures which will apply during any handover period in order to improve the quality of service to the industry’s customers.
28 Jan 2016
This guidance note sets out practical guidance around the health and safety management of most types and configurations of residential properties.
21 Jan 2013
This guidance note is of interest to surveyors dealing with tenant applications to make alterations at office and industrial properties in England and Wales.
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.
09 Dec 2016
The rapid expansion of buy-to-let has created significant challenges for valuers in this market and the purpose of this guidance note is to provide sufficient background information and guidance to ensure consistency in theassessment of residential investment properties ranging from single units to houses in multiple occupation and multi-unit blocks. The guidance is applicable to valuers who are instructed by lenders and private clients.
10 Dec 2010
Based on best practice, this note offers guidance for property professionals who deal with insurances for commercial property owners.
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.
29 Jun 2012
Written specifically for use within the UK, this guidance assists valuers in the valuation of new-build properties.
04 Jul 2011
Written in the context of UK law and practice, this note offers guidance to the valuation of rural property and compliance with the RICS Valuation Standards (the ‘Red Book’).
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.
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.
07 Oct 2011
This guidance note details best practice in the management of commercial property, with particular emphasis on how the person(s) in control of a building should manage, communicate and control income and expenditure.
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