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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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11 Aug 2011
Intended for use within the UK, the guidance is essential reading for all members who are asked to advise in relation to renewable energy schemes.
25 Aug 2009
Focusing on the resurgence of interest in energy from waste, this paper highlights important issues and provides updates in areas such as legislation, government policy and the interests of responsible bodies.
02 Apr 2009
This document aims to meet the immediate needs of non-specialist surveyors in the UK who lack detailed knowledge of renewable energy issues.An update to 2007’s Renewables briefing paper (published by the RICS Rural Professional Group),
31 Jul 2015
This paper examines how sustainability is playing an increasingly important role in UK legislation and patterns of national economic behaviours and preferences.
01 Dec 1995
Presented in summary form, this information paper outlines legislation and useful publications relating to ground movements.
01 Apr 2008
Developed in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) and the Carbon Trust, this guidance note outlines how carbon management can provide real commercial returns as well as making a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions.
16 Sep 2009
Essential reading for members who advise clients or employers in the rural sector on the development of energy strategies for their estates, land and buildings.
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