Our standards and guidance cover all areas of surveying practice and embody best practice. They fall into the following categories: professional statements, practice statements, codes of practice, and guidance notes.
RICS standards and professional guidance are available free of charge to all and you can download PDF versions of the publications below. Check the side-bar options to refine the listed items by topic or professional group, or search for specific guidance using the search box above. Some RICS professional guidance publications can be bought from the RICS Shop.
Members should note that when an allegation of professional negligence is made against a surveyor, the court is likely to take into account the contents of any relevant professional guidance published by RICS in deciding whether or not the surveyor has acted with reasonable competence.
Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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12 Dec 2013
Aimed at construction professionals who manage defective construction work or those who have to address the consequences when it occurs.
14 Oct 2011
Relating solely to existing buildings in the UK, this paper gives recommendations for the diagnosis, remedy and prevention of failures in a variety of flat roof weathering materials.
01 Oct 2011
Written as a starting point in the subject, this note provides guidance on the dangers of asbestos to health and business, protecting professional indemnity (PI) insurance, complying with legislation, and implementing an effective management plan.
29 Sep 2011
This note offers guidance for members and other professionals involved with subsidence claims.
19 Sep 2009
Intended to embody best practice, this guidance note is essential reading for members practising or working on any traditionally constructed building or structure.
© RICS 2018
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