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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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20 May 2015
This guidance note covers the valuation of intellectual property (IP), a subset of intangible assets. Its purpose is to expand on the IVS 2013 and the Red Book in order to clarify the legal, functional and economic characteristics of IP valuers should consider and report on in an IP valuation.
19 Aug 2015
The purpose of this guidance note is to assist the valuer in the provision of leasehold reform valuation advice whether they are acting for the freeholder (landlord), intermediate landlord or tenant.
02 Sep 2014
This information paper aims to assist valuers in their approach to valuing residential blocks (both singularly and in portfolios) intended to be let at market rent for a defined minimum period. It is also hoped that it will assist users of valuations and those who commission them when agreeing instructions in respect of such properties.
17 Dec 2010
Written in relation to property in England and Wales, this note offers detailed guidance on the capital and rental valuation of public houses, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
14 May 1997
Through worked examples, this paper assists valuers in understanding valuation methods relating to commercial investment property.
27 Aug 2010
This guidance focuses on discounted cash flow valuation in the particular context of commercial property investments.
22 Jun 2006
Written mainly for auctioneers, this thorough and practical document details best practice for conducting public auctions of antiques, fine art and chattels in England and Wales.
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’).
27 Apr 2016
This guidance note aims to assist practitioners in the approach to the valuation of affordable housing development land. The focus is on the valuation of land for housing and flats but the principles are broadly adaptable for other types of affordable housing, such as special needs and sheltered housing accommodation.
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