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Outdated guidance is archived, however you can still obtain a reference copy by contacting our library.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.
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.
25 May 2011
Including a glossary of relevant terms, this note offers guidance for valuers who are instructed to provide market value, or market rent, for properties used as data centres.
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.
04 Nov 2013
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.
07 Feb 2012
Covering most types of real estate asset, this information paper discusses the use of comparable evidence in property valuation.
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.
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.
18 May 2015
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.
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.
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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