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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.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 Apr 2013
Assists those appointed to act as arbitrator or as independent expert, and the parties themselves, by making them aware of the procedures likely to be followed.
27 Aug 2014
This guidance note is designed primarily to assist those who are appointed to act as arbitrator, either by the Chairman of RICS Scotland, or directly by the parties to a dispute.
18 Feb 2014
Designed primarily to assist those appointed either by the president of RICS, or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute.
23 May 2002
This guidance assists those acting as arbiters or independent experts in construction related disputes in Scotland.
06 Apr 2011
Set within a UK context, this paper provides a comparative overview of dispute resolution processes.
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.
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