Under our bye-laws and regulations, our members must comply with RICS professional statements, in the interest of maintaining the highest professional standards.
All practitioners must inform themselves of new and updated professional 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 professional statements published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor acted with reasonable competence.
RICS members can freely download PDF versions of our professional statements. Some copies of RICS professional guidance publications are available as hard copies and can be bought from the RICS Shop.
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22 May 2017
This professional statement provides RICS members and RICS regulated firms with mandatory requirements when acting on the open market sale or acquisition of a commercial investment real estate opportunity in the UK in order to avoid conflicts of interest prejudicial to their clients’ best interests.
14 Mar 2017
RICS Rules of Conduct set an overarching obligation on both members and RICS regulated firms at all times to: ‘…act with integrity and avoid conflicts of interest and avoid any actions or situations that are inconsistent with its professional obligations.’
17 Aug 2016
This professional statement applies to all RICS members involved with the sale, letting, leasing and management of real estate, whatever the form of tenure by which it is held or occupied.
12 Oct 2016
This professional statement applies to the management of both commercial and residential real estate.
19 Jun 2016
The RICS HomeBuyer Service can now be offered with or without a valuation. This professional statement accompanies the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey & Valuation) Service which includes a valuation.
The RICS HomeBuyer Service can now be offered with or without a valuation. This professional statement accompanies the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) Service which does not include a valuation.
18 May 2015
RICS Property Measurement updates the RICS Code of Measuring Practice, 6th edition and incorporates International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS).
20 Feb 2017
The current edition of 'Surveyors acting as advocates, 2nd edition professional statement; 3rd edition guidance note', is effective from 1 June 2017.
13 Apr 2017
This professional statement applies when you provide advice regarding property interests in the UK that relates to the seeking or use of compulsory purchase or other statutory powers by or against your client, or where the seeking or use of such powers is contemplated.
27 Oct 2016
With the increased focus on the need for ethical practice and transparency in the commercial property market, this professional statement sets out clearly the responsibilities of commercial property agents to ensure they are working to the highest ethical and professional standards.
11 Sep 2017
With the increased focus on the need for ethical practice and transparency in the residential property market this RICS professional statement sets out clearly the responsibilities of residential property agents to ensure they are working to the highest ethical and professional standards.
20 Nov 2017
This guidance mandates a whole life approach to reducing carbon emissions within the built environment. It sets out specific mandatory principles and supporting guidance for the interpretation and implementation of EN 15978 methodology.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017