Professional guidance


Professional guidance

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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.

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  • Valuation

    USPAP 2014-2015 for RICS members

    RICS is pleased to provide RICS members with a one-time download to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 2014-2015. This is a member benefit and is free of charge to RICS members