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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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24 Apr 2012
Part of the RICS NRM suite, this volume provides detailed rules for the measurement and description of building works for the purpose of obtaining tender prices.
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.
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.
08 Nov 2007
This note provides guidance on acceptable procedures for the calibration and testing of Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM) instruments.
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.
07 Nov 2014
NRM provides a standard set of measurement rules and essential guidance for the cost management of construction projects and maintenance works.
24 Nov 2014
IPMS for Office Buildings has been drafted by the independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring office buildings around the world.
26 Sep 2016
IPMS for Residential Buildings has been drafted by the Independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring residential buildings around the world.
01 May 2018
RICS Property Measurement updates the RICS Code of Measuring Practice, 6th edition and incorporates International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS).
23 Jan 2018
RICS property measurement, 2nd edition has an effective date of the 1 May 2018.
The bases of value contained with the Code of measuring practice, 6th edition applies to all building classes except offices and residential buildings.
11 Aug 2015
This guidance note should be used as a source of reference for quantity surveyors (QS) or cost managers when BIM has been implemented in the life cycle of a project. It offers an awareness of BIM and provides readers with recommendations for good practice when producing measurement outputs.
© RICS 2018
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