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.
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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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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20 May 2015
This guidance note covers the valuation of intellectual property (IP), a subset of intangible assets. Its purpose is to expand on the IVS 2013 and the Red Book in order to clarify the legal, functional and economic characteristics of IP valuers should consider and report on in an IP valuation.
07 Feb 2013
Aims to inform the valuer’s approach to the valuation of land for sites in Scotland where there is a requirement to provide affordable housing or where the provider of affordable housing is seeking grant finance from the Scottish government.
27 Apr 2016
This guidance note aims to assist practitioners in the approach to the valuation of affordable housing development land. The focus is on the valuation of land for housing and flats but the principles are broadly adaptable for other types of affordable housing, such as special needs and sheltered housing accommodation.
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.
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.
04 Jul 2011
Written in the context of UK law and practice, this note offers guidance to the valuation of rural property and compliance with the RICS Valuation Standards (the ‘Red Book’).
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).
19 Aug 2010
Aiming to assist valuers, this guidance highlights the main factors that impact the market value of woodlands and addresses some of the more complex issues that might arise in the assessment of such an asset.
02 May 2009
Published with cross-industry agreement and acceptance, this document provides a defined valuation process for all social housing matters, including right to buy and right to acquire valuations.
30 Jan 2017
This note introduces the concepts of value management and value engineering in relation to construction projects and to the role of the chartered surveyor.
04 May 2010
This guidance note summarises what is meant by ‘change’ and how it is valued under JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms of contract.
02 Sep 2014
This information paper aims to assist valuers in their approach to valuing residential blocks (both singularly and in portfolios) intended to be let at market rent for a defined minimum period. It is also hoped that it will assist users of valuations and those who commission them when agreeing instructions in respect of such properties.
13 Dec 2010
By advising on best practice, this guidance is intended to assist all those connected with the request, purchase and production of surveys and mapping material.
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