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.
RICS members can freely download PDF versions of our guidance notes. Hard copies of all RICS professional guidance publications can be bought from the RICS Shop.
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12 Feb 2018
A form to be used with the RICS standard form of consultant's appointment and RICS Short form of consultant's appointment.
A form to be used with the RICS Scotland Standard form of consultant's appointment and RICS Scotland Short form of consultant's appointment.
12 Apr 2017
This guidance note provides an outline of the rating appeal system in England and Wales, describing the various processes involved in making a proposal to alter a rating list.
13 Mar 2013
Provides best practice guidance for real estate managers so that clients receive objective advice consistent with internationally recognised standards.
02 Nov 2017
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has made risk management one of the fundamental functions for real estate investment funds. Given the importance of real estate for Europe’s alternative investment fund industry, RICS Europe has produced this guidance note to provide guidance to AIFMs on risk management for real estate.
14 Feb 2018
This publication is intended as a guide for surveyors who carry out reinstatement cost assessments of buildings. It takes effect from 1 June 2018.
15 Apr 2011
This document is no longer current but can be referred to as information. If you have trouble accessing it please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
15 Jun 2016
This document provides guidance for property professionals on how to make more efficient and effective use of buildings and their support services; manage resources more effectively and reduce waste.
17 Mar 2014
Provides a standard set of measurement rules that are clear to all those involved in construction projects and maintenance programmes of works.
07 Nov 2014
NRM provides a standard set of measurement rules and essential guidance for the cost management of construction projects and maintenance works.
24 Apr 2012
Part of the RICS NRM suite, this volume provides detailed rules for the measurement and description of building works for the purpose of obtaining tender prices.
23 Mar 2016
Produced by a cross-professional group specialist panel of associate and chartered surveyors, this guidance deals with easements known as rights of light and outlines current best practice for surveyors in this field.
29 Jan 2018
This guidance note is intended to assist both members and their clients in understanding the main risks and liabilities associated with valuation. It guides members in the negotiation of equitable contracts with clients and the avoidance of major risks and pitfalls.
30 May 2017
This guidance note is designed to assist rural chartered surveyors who are appointed to act in arbitrations dealing with rural assets and property, whether as advocates, experts or the arbitrator.
25 Jun 2014
Outlines best practice in the planning and deployment of the measures needed to deliver appropriate and effective security.
01 Dec 2014
This is the second edition of the RICS guidance note Selling Personal Property at Auction.
16 Sep 2014
Outlines the principles of effective stakeholder engagement, providing readers with practical guidance through a series of 'real world' case examples and advice from experienced practitioners.
18 Apr 2018
This guidance note is the result of a collaboration between RICS and IFMA. It sets out a coherent, consistent approach to planning the provision of FM. It also reflects the competences required to pursue the qualification credentials required by both IFMA and RICS.
29 Sep 2011
This note offers guidance for members and other professionals involved with subsidence claims.
24 May 2017
This guidance note provides a professional practitioner or individual commissioned to undertake a survey with outlined guidance on fulfilling elements of a client's brief, along with unique aspects arising from the myriad of asset type and their usages.
12 Jun 2011
Based on the law in England, Wales and Scotland, this note gives guidance to health and safety responsibilities at both a corporate level (for all sizes of organisation) and that of the individual property professional.
25 Apr 2018
Applies to professionals appointed directly by the parties to adjudicate disputes relating to works carried out under a construction contract and works carried out under a contract to which the Construction Act does not apply, but under which the parties have agreed a contractual mechanism to enable them to adjudicate disputes.
This guidance note applies to our professionals who are either nominated by RICS or another adjudicator nominating body (ANB), or appointed directly by the parties, to adjudicate disputes relating to works carried out under a construction contract and works carried out under a contract to which the Construction Act does not apply, but under which the parties have agreed a contractual mechanism to enable them to adjudicate disputes.
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.
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