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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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02 Aug 2013
This guidance note introduces surveyors and other professionals to the subjects of capital allowances and land remediation relief in a UK context.
12 Apr 2017
This guidance note provides an outline of the rating appeal system in England and Wales, describing the various processes involved in making a proposal to alter a rating list.
14 Mar 2013
Based on law and practice in Scotland, this publication offers guidance to members acting as adjudicators to disputes relating to works carried out under construction contracts.
01 Aug 2017
This guidance note is intended to be applicable for Contractor’s Basis rating valuations effective from 1 April 2017 and thereafter. The purpose of this guidance note is to aid the understanding of the Contractor’s Basis for the general rating practitioner while providing a common framework of the basis for the more experienced practitioner.
01 Sep 2007
Written for professionals in the field of negotiations for rights to minerals, this note offers guidance on mineral leases and option agreements while outlining the role of the surveyor in this complex area.
22 Jul 1997
This guidance note aims to dispel the confusion that often surrounds this method of valuation.
28 Apr 2011
Using illustrative examples, this note examines the concept of EUV (existing use value), as defined in our Valuation Standards (the ‘Red Book’).
23 Oct 2008
This 2nd edition guidance note (also a 1st edition practice statement) is written for those surveyors who act as advocates before a wide range of tribunals in the UK.
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.
08 Mar 2017
This code of practice has been jointly adopted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) and the Rating Surveyors’ Association (RSA).
© RICS 2018
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