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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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18 Oct 2012
Focuses on the daylight, sunlight and shading encountered in the design, planning and environmental impact assessment of developments.
06 Nov 2014
This guidance note is designed for use by land, engineering and measured building surveyors who are acting in an advisory capacity and by survey knowledgeable clients who specify their own surveys.
13 Dec 2010
By advising on best practice, this guidance is intended to assist all those connected with the request, purchase and production of surveys and mapping material.
08 Nov 2007
This note provides guidance on acceptable procedures for the calibration and testing of Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM) instruments.
06 Jun 2010
This guidance note sets out best practice guidelines for surveyors and clients on the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in land surveying and mapping.
29 Mar 2010
Pointing towards a future of technological change, this paper provides members with a glimpse into the potential impact of geospatial information upon surveying.
01 Dec 1995
Presented in summary form, this information paper outlines legislation and useful publications relating to ground movements.
18 Mar 2014
The physical extent of property ownership and rights of use are basic attributes of land and buildings and are capable of being evaluated by property professionals. Uncertainty of the extent of ownership and its associated rights affects the physical use and rights to repair, maintain, gain access to and obtain value of the land.
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