Code of measuring practice

Long established and understood professional responsibilities to clients are matched by statutory obligations to users of property. It is a criminal offence for those involved in estate agency or property development business to give false or misleading information about specified aspects of land (which includes buildings) that are offered for sale. This sixth edition of the code provides succinct, precise definitions to permit the accurate measurement of buildings and land, the calculation of the sizes (areas and volumes) and the description or specification of land and buildings on a common and consistent basis.

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Note that for offices the Code of measuring practice, 6th edition, has been superseded by RICS property measurement. For other property types the Code remains valid and became effective globally from 18 May 2015.