Risk, liability and insurance

Published April 2021
Effective from 1 April 2021
Reissued October 2022

This document is intended to assist both members and their clients in understanding the main risks and liabilities associated with surveying. It guides members in the negotiation of equitable contracts with clients and the avoidance of major risks and pitfalls.

In October 2023, a new Appendix F was added to the publication, this appendix addresses the particular risk profiles that arise when construction projects are involved. In many cases, the provisions of the construction project are ‘tied’ contractually to the appointment of and obligations that exist for the surveyor, in particular with the requirement to enter collateral warranties and the like.

This document was reissued in October 2022 as practice information. It had previously been published in April 2021 as a guidance note. The regulatory requirements remain the same and no material changes have been made to the document.