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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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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),
18 Jan 2011
This paper is intended as a first step in developing an approach in the UK that assists in placing a value on water as a separate resource.
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.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017