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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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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.
26 Sep 2012
This guidance addresses the issue of managing mixed use buildings and estates, i.e. those with a mix of commercial and residential units; most specifically, long leasehold residential flats.
18 Feb 2014
Designed primarily to assist those appointed either by the president of RICS, or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute.
04 Feb 2014
Considers sinking funds, reserve funds and depreciation charges in the context of commercial property.
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.
15 Oct 2014
By clearly stating the duties of real estate agents and the scope of services they offer, this guidance hopes to increase awareness of what constitutes best practice in this sector.
12 Aug 2009
This paper addresses new developments where service charge apportionment strategy can be constructed simultaneously with the lease documentation.
03 Dec 2009
Offers guidance to those appointed as arbitrators or independent experts in order to determine a dispute on a lease renewal under PACT.
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.
11 Feb 2011
With application to property in England and Wales, this guidance assists valuers in giving leasehold reform valuation advice, whether they are acting for the freeholder (landlord), intermediate landlord or tenant.
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.
11 Aug 2011
Intended for use within the UK, the guidance is essential reading for all members who are asked to advise in relation to renewable energy schemes.
01 Aug 2009
Applicable to properties in England and Wales, this paper addresses the issues of mixed use buildings (i.e. those with a mix of commercial and long leasehold residential flats).
19 Oct 2011
Providing clear guidance on the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, this document is essential reading for members who deal with the complex and often expensive disputes arising in this area.
11 Sep 2017
With the increased focus on the need for ethical practice and transparency in the residential property market this RICS professional statement sets out clearly the responsibilities of residential property agents to ensure they are working to the highest ethical and professional standards.
15 Jul 2015
This cross-industry code is intended to promote best practice in the letting and management of private rented sector housing in England.
The first two editions of this RICS Code of Practice set a marker for the standards of management required in commercial property. Endorsed by property bodies representing all sides of the property industry, and widely acknowledged as a significant step forward for the industry, the Code is now available in its 3rd edition.
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