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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.
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20 Dec 2013
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
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.
25 Jun 2014
Outlines best practice in the planning and deployment of the measures needed to deliver appropriate and effective security.
01 Dec 2014
This is the second edition of the RICS guidance note Selling Personal Property at Auction.
04 Nov 2013
This publication is divided into three parts: a guidance note that focuses on high level FM strategy; a look at management functions; and appendices providing background information.
03 Oct 2013
Encompasses the wide range of physical, social, environmental and economic factors relating to sustainability that can impact on value of which valuers should be aware.
06 Jan 2014
This guidance note was originally available here in digital format separately from the Red Book. With effect from 6 January 2014 this guidance note is incorporated in the RICS Valuation - Professional Standards January 2014.
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.
This guidance note draws valuers' attention to the need for particular care when undertaking valuation work on which various EU directives and regulations may impact.
30 Nov 2016
This guidance is designed primarily to assist those who are appointed either by the President of RICS or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute. It is also intended to assist the parties themselves and those acting for them by making them aware of the procedures likely to be followed.
27 Jan 2016
This joint guidance from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) and RICS provides advice to construction professionals who are RICS members engaged in the practice of project monitoring.
23 Jan 2017
The International Valuation Standards 2017 forms the key guidance for valuation professionals globally and will underpin consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations.
24 Nov 2014
IPMS for Office Buildings has been drafted by the independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring office buildings around the world.
26 Sep 2016
IPMS for Residential Buildings has been drafted by the Independent Standards Setting Committee and establishes a consistent methodology for measuring residential buildings around the world.
20 Dec 2017
From 1 January 2018, all RICS professionals and regulated firms will be required to follow the global professional statement on Conflicts of interest, 1st edition.
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.
12 Oct 2016
This professional statement applies to the management of both commercial and residential real estate.
01 May 2018
RICS Property Measurement updates the RICS Code of Measuring Practice, 6th edition and incorporates International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS).
29 Aug 2017
Since June 2015 the UK and global portions of the RICS Red Book have been issued separately.
13 Jul 2012
This guidance note provides assistance to RICS members on the application of the Red Book 2012 to valuations that have to be provided in compliance with US jurisdiction.
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