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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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27 May 2016
This Code, now in its third edition, has been approved by the Secretary of State and is effective from 1 June 2016. It applies only to residential leasehold properties in England but practitioners operating in other parts of the UK are encouraged to follow the best practice guidelines contained in the Code.
18 Oct 2012
Focuses on the daylight, sunlight and shading encountered in the design, planning and environmental impact assessment of developments.
28 Jul 2014
Gives background information on the introduction of permissive rights for communities and businesses to prepare Neighbourhood Plans and Neighbourhood Development Orders.
01 Mar 2008
This paper discusses the valuation of property where the proposed development is of a cleared or greenfield site, or where all existing buildings on a site will be removed in order to construct new ones.
31 May 2011
This paper provides a definition for the term 'green infrastructure' and explores the role it plays within built-up areas.
22 Feb 2016
By analysing five case studies, this paper aims to understand the relationship between the various design features and delivery mechanisms of a large residential scheme, and the end-sales achieved.
09 Aug 2012
This guidance note provides an effective framework for assessing financial viability, regardless of the regulatory regime in place, or the stage of the economic cycle at which the evaluation is being carried out.
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.
01 Nov 2009
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