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Our regulatory rules and procedures

Our regulatory rules and procedures

RICS’ regulatory rules are approved by the Standards and Regulation Board.

The Standards and Regulation Board (SRB) has been granted the power in RICS Bye-Laws by Governing Council to exercise the standard setting and regulatory functions of RICS - see Corporate Governance at RICS for details.  SRB carry out this by creating Rules and Policy in regards to:

  • Registration of Members and Firms on regulatory schemes
  • Regulatory Support (including regulatory schemes)
  • Investigation and Disciplinary Process
  • Readmission following disciplinary expulsion

Rules are revised and updated as necessary to enable more effective and proactive management of RICS' regulatory procedures, including Disciplinary, Registration and Appeal Panel cases. Updated rules are accompanied by a Practice Direction, to encourage compliance with case management directions and improve timetabling towards hearings.

Rules and guidance support each of these areas and can be found on this page.

Sanctions Policy & Supplements relating to RICS Disciplinary process

Rules of Conduct and associated guidance effective prior to 2 February 2022