What's new?

All sections are reviewed biannually by expert authors. The major section updates are below.


This section has been updated with a whole new page on HSE guidance ‘Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide’ and the Work and Pensions Committee report ‘Health and Safety Executive’s approach to asbestos management’.

Boundary matters

This biggest updates to this section are in The boundary survey.

Contaminated land

This section has seen updates as new author James Mortimer joins Gareth Owen in keeping the section up to date.

Fire and life safety

This section has been thoroughly updated throughout.

Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed

This section has been updated to reflect the republication of Japanese knotweed and residential property as an RICS professional standard.

Part L of the Building Regulations

This section has been updated throughout regarding the June 2022 changes to the Building Regulations.

Residential property surveys

This section has been comprehensively updated, particularly with regards to previous COVID-19 measures.

RICS initiatives


See iConsult for RICS standard drafts.

This page was lasted updated February 2023.