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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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17 Dec 2015
Provides guidance for surveyors and other professionals likely to encounter cases of mundic in the south west of England. It outlines a rationale for the classification of samples to help lenders distinguish between those properties accepted as mortgageable and those that are not. It also details developments in the testing of concrete samples for evidence of mundic.
21 Apr 2016
This guidance note is a global revision of the first edition guidance note published in 2011. It identifies additional matters that valuers need to take into account when valuing natural resource wasting assets, such as mineral deposits, landfill and waste disposal sites.
07 Apr 2010
Intended to assist surveyors of all levels of expertise, this note provides guidance on advising clients as to how environmental and sustainability issues impact upon all aspects of land, property and construction.
25 Aug 2009
Focusing on the resurgence of interest in energy from waste, this paper highlights important issues and provides updates in areas such as legislation, government policy and the interests of responsible bodies.
17 Mar 2011
Backed with illustrative case studies, this information paper aims to assist members when giving advice to clients in the area of environmental liability and compliance.
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.
01 Dec 1995
Presented in summary form, this information paper outlines legislation and useful publications relating to ground movements.
11 Jul 2011
This paper examines how the Mining Waste Directive (MWD) applies to the management of extractive waste from land-based extractive industries.
26 Sep 2011
Prepared with input from academics and practitioners with expertise in material processing technology, this paper provides information on issues surrounding 'rare earths' and the considerable role they have to play in facilitiating a low carbon future.
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