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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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12 Apr 2017
This guidance note provides an outline of the rating appeal system in England and Wales, describing the various processes involved in making a proposal to alter a rating list.
08 Mar 2017
This code of practice has been jointly adopted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) and the Rating Surveyors’ Association (RSA).
17 Aug 2016
This professional statement applies to all RICS members involved with the sale, letting, leasing and management of real estate, whatever the form of tenure by which it is held or occupied.
13 Mar 2013
Provides best practice guidance for real estate managers so that clients receive objective advice consistent with internationally recognised standards.
12 Oct 2016
This professional statement applies to the management of both commercial and residential real estate.
02 Nov 2017
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has made risk management one of the fundamental functions for real estate investment funds. Given the importance of real estate for Europe’s alternative investment fund industry, RICS Europe has produced this guidance note to provide guidance to AIFMs on risk management for real estate.
19 Jun 2017
The new edition of the Red Book — the RICS Valuation, Global Standards 2017, takes effect from 1 July 2017, the same date as the IVS 2017 published earlier this year.
29 Aug 2017
Since June 2015 the UK and global portions of the RICS Red Book have been issued separately.
14 Feb 2018
This publication is intended as a guide for surveyors who carry out reinstatement cost assessments of buildings. It takes effect from 1 June 2018.
15 Apr 2011
Intended for surveyors who carry out reinstatement cost assessments of buildings, this note offers guidance on how assessments should be approached and also the nature of information to be collated and how this should be processed.
17 May 2016
This protocol has been jointly set up and endorsed by an industry wide group comprising representatives of RICS, lenders, insurers and panel management firms involved in the residential mortgage valuation market.
15 Jun 2016
This document provides guidance for property professionals on how to make more efficient and effective use of buildings and their support services; manage resources more effectively and reduce waste.
24 Apr 2012
Examines the general principles of retention, including areas such as law; reasons for introduction within a contract; levels of retention, and how amounts are deducted, certified or released.
07 Oct 2012
The RICS Building Survey is the most comprehensive report of its kind and should be used for larger or older properties, or when planning major works.
02 Dec 2011
The RICS Condition Report should be used for a conventional house, flat or bungalow built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.
19 Jun 2016
The RICS HomeBuyer Service can now be offered with or without a valuation. This professional statement accompanies the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey & Valuation) Service which includes a valuation.
The RICS HomeBuyer Service can now be offered with or without a valuation. This professional statement accompanies the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) Service which does not include a valuation.
23 Jun 2016
These documents give you all the practical guidance you need to deliver the RICS HomeBuyer (Survey) and (Survey and Valuation Reports) 2016 in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man and the RICS HomeBuyer Report 2010 - Description and standard terms of engagement (Scotland).
17 Mar 2014
Provides a standard set of measurement rules that are clear to all those involved in construction projects and maintenance programmes of works.
07 Nov 2014
NRM provides a standard set of measurement rules and essential guidance for the cost management of construction projects and maintenance works.
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.
18 May 2015
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.
23 Mar 2016
Produced by a cross-professional group specialist panel of associate and chartered surveyors, this guidance deals with easements known as rights of light and outlines current best practice for surveyors in this field.
29 Jan 2018
This guidance note is intended to assist both members and their clients in understanding the main risks and liabilities associated with valuation. It guides members in the negotiation of equitable contracts with clients and the avoidance of major risks and pitfalls.
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