New guidance note: Change control and management
This guidance note gives advice on how to handle changes proposed and made after a contract is agreed. It covers the role of the person requiring the change and looks among other things at the contrast between a change and a variation.
New insight paper: Developing a global standard for fire reporting
Fire is a universal risk, impacting all societies, economies and geographies. However, the ways in which data on fire incidents, fatalities, injuries, impacts and costs are collected, recorded and estimated vary greatly across countries, organisations and sectors. This insight paper proposes a global standard for fire reporting to improve approaches to tackling fire and its impacts.
New professional statement: Cost prediction
This professional statement provides an overview of global best practice in cost prediction and the implementation of international construction measurement standards (ICMS) for cost management professionals.
RICS' response to COVID-19
In a short space of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered the way we live and work. Policies designed to safeguard public health during the pandemic have necessarily affected many of the topics that isurv covers, and the rapid pace of developments means that information provided on isurv for business as usual may not be applicable in the current crisis. However, RICS is committed to providing guidance and information during this challenging time.
Beyond COVID-19: Data protection and reopening the property market
This document provides support to all RICS regulated firms in England on the data protection considerations they will need to apply when recording the health information needed to enable safe working in client properties, whether these are residential or commercial.
Beyond COVID-19: Valuation approaches and evidence during the COVID-19 health crisis
This document helps RICS members valuing real estate in the aftermath of COVID-19 where transaction evidence is limited.
Beyond COVID-19: Inspections and visits for non-domestic properties
Recommendations on inspections and visits for non-domestic properties during COVID-19 in England.
Beyond COVID-19: Reopening of commercial buildings
This document has global applicability and is designed to give support and advice on the preparations and considerations for the reopening of commercial buildings once pandemic lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Beyond COVID-19: Residential valuation physical inspections and surveys
The purpose of this practical guidance is to enable RICS professionals and RICS regulated firms to deliver services to clients safely, consistently and in line with UK government guidelines.