Under our bye-laws and regulations, our members must comply with RICS practice statements, in the interest of maintaining the highest professional standards. It should be noted that the category of practice statement has now been superseded by that of professional statement.
All practitioners must inform themselves of new and updated practice statements 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 practice statements published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor acted with reasonable competence.
RICS members can freely download PDF versions of our practice statements. Some copies of RICS professional guidance publications can be bought from the RICS Shop.
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04 Jan 2010
These practice notes give you all the practical guidance you need to deliver the HomeBuyer Report in Scotland.
07 Oct 2012
The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive report of its kind and should be used for larger or older properties, or when planning major works.
02 Dec 2011
The RICS Condition Report should be used for a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.
23 Jun 2016
These documents give you all the practical guidance you need to deliver the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) and (Survey and Valuation Reports) 2016 in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man and the RICS HomeBuyer Report 2010 - Description and standard terms of engagement (Scotland).
31 Jan 2018
When acting as a surveyor-advocate you owe duties to your client. However,you also owe a duty to the tribunal to act properly and fairly and to assist inthe maintenance of the integrity of the tribunal’s process. You must notengage in discreditable behaviour, or behaviour prejudicial to the tribunal’sprocess.This document applies only to Scotland.
07 Aug 2015
This 1st edition of Surveyors acting as expert witnesses in Scotland applies to surveyors when providing expert evidence, whether oral or written, before a range of courts and tribunals in Scotland.
02 Apr 2014
This comprehensive guide is written for surveyors who provide expert evidence to be relied upon in civil proceedings before a wide range of tribunals.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018