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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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23 Feb 2010
This note offers guidance for valuers on the more complex issues that might arise when dealing with the presence of trees (or groups of trees).
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.
01 Feb 2007
This guidance note provides an overview of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and considers the potential role of members in the process.
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.
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.
02 Apr 2009
This document aims to meet the immediate needs of non-specialist surveyors in the UK who lack detailed knowledge of renewable energy issues.An update to 2007’s Renewables briefing paper (published by the RICS Rural Professional Group),
09 May 2012
Addresses the capital and rental valuation of freehold and leasehold landed interests for sites where a significant part of the value arises, or might arise, from the potential to generate renewable energy – principally electricity.
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