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RICS property measurement

RICS property measurement

RICS property measurement updates the RICS Code of measuring practice (6th edition) and incorporates International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS). It comprises the following 3 elements:

  1. Professional statement: office measurement (applies to office measurements only)
  2. IPMS: Office Buildings (applies to office measurements only)
  3. Code of measuring practice, 6th edition (currently applies to all building classes except offices and is effective globally from 18 May 2015).

RICS property measurement reflects the first IPMS standard (IPMS: Office Buildings) and will be updated over time to comply with other IPMS standards, including residential, industrial and retail, as they are published.

Elements of RICS property measurement are mandatory for RICS members and will be subject to regulation by RICS. Other elements are professional best practice and practitioners are strongly advised to follow them.

Find more information on IPMS.


Further international measurement standards

IPMS resid bdgs

IPMS: Residential Buildings published on 26 September 2016. See also the press release.

Consultation for IPMS: Industrial Buildings closed at the end of September 2016.