RICS appraisal & valuation standards (The Red Book) & isurv service

RICS appraisal & valuation standards (The Red Book) contains mandatory rules, best practice guidance & related commentary for all RICS members undertaking valuations of property, plant & equipment. The content of The Red Book is supervised by the Appraisal and Valuation Standards Board (AVSB). In addition, access to the RICS isurv service is also available. This is the definitive knowledge base for property professionals & students wishing to go into the industry & provides access to RICS standards, best practice commentary, key cases & hundreds of sample forms & precedents which are available for download.


This free service is available to on campus users via the campus network. On campus users can also access it directly from this page by connecting to the isurv web site. On the isurv welcome page, select the Red Book link from the left menu to connect to RICS appraisal and valuation standards. Access is also available to the RICS isurv service.

Unfortunately, the supplier does not offer free access to this service to users from off campus.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library on extension 27200 or email library@sheffield.ac.uk.