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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17 May 2016
This protocol has been jointly set up and endorsed by an industry wide group comprising representatives of RICS, lenders, insurers and panel management firms involved in the residential mortgage valuation market.
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 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.
22 Jun 2006
Written mainly for auctioneers, this thorough and practical document details best practice for conducting public auctions of antiques, fine art and chattels in England and Wales.
02 Feb 2009
Through exploring some of the principal issues, this note provides guidance to members who intend to conduct public auctions of plant and machinery, whether live on site or online.
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 Mar 2018
A best practice guide for the auction practitioner, this publication also offers guidance on what buyers and sellers can expect from their auctioneer.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018