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, guidance notes and information papers.
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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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01 Dec 1996
Provides surveyors with details of the formulation of an initial record of fire damage and investigation works involved, as well as ancillary matters which arise, such as the involvement of insurers and their representatives.
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.
12 Jun 2011
Based on the law in England, Wales and Scotland, this note gives guidance to health and safety responsibilities at both a corporate level (for all sizes of organisation) and that of the individual property professional.
10 Dec 2010
Based on best practice, this note offers guidance for property professionals who deal with insurances for commercial property owners.
15 Apr 2011
Intended for surveyors who carry out reinstatement cost assessments of buildings, this note offers guidance on how assessments should be approached and also the nature of information to be collated and how this should be processed.
29 Sep 2011
This note offers guidance for members and other professionals involved with subsidence claims.
03 Mar 2015
This information paper describes the nature of the current flood risk problem, the consequences of that risk and how a residential practitioner may take these into consideration when providing residential survey and valuation services.
18 Aug 2009
Written for surveyors in England and Wales, this paper provides background information on the issues involved in flooding and flood defence.
02 Sep 2015
By setting out a framework for objectively assessing and reporting the risk posed to a property by the presence of Japanese knotweed, this paper assists home-owners, purchasers and lenders in making informed decisions.
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