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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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23 May 2012
Originally published as Valuation Information Paper 11, this publication covers the valuation of independent healthcare properties comprising nursing and residential care homes in the UK.
23 Jul 2009
Based on best practise and dealing with relevant legal requirements, this document summarises how agents can provide a high level of service to clients and prospective tenants.
22 Dec 2005
This guidance aims to reflect the reality of stock condition survey work which practitioners are engaged in, in order to identify best practice.
23 Oct 1996
This information paper outlines legislation and guidance relating to archaeology and historic buildings that has particular significance to mineral surveyors.
04 Jan 2010
These practice notes give you all the practical guidance you need to deliver the HomeBuyer Report in Scotland.
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 Sep 2016
This guidance note seeks to advise members on the factors they should take into consideration when producing Schedules of Dilapidations, Quantified Demands, Responses, Scott Schedules and Diminution Valuations for reference to or use by the client, the other party to the lease, third parties and tribunals.
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.
17 Nov 2010
Written to apply to England and Wales, though with relevance elsewhere, this note provides guidance for surveyors on conducting commercial and industrial property surveys.
07 Jan 2004
Written to apply to England and Wales, though with relevance elsewhere, this note provides guidance for surveyors carrying out building surveys of residential property.
13 Jan 2011
The material provides practical guidance to RICS members on the skills and approach required when instructed in connection with dilapidations matters in Scotland.
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.
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