Property law for surveyors


Surveyors can access a selection of property law materials from PLC Property, free of charge. On this webpage, you’ll find practical legal guidance on commercial and residential property issues, including the new RICS Code for service charges in commercial property, which came into effect on 1 October 2011, and is an important benchmark of the duties owed by surveyors.

Register for a free trial of PLC Property, an online service from the Practical Law Company, to access the full range of our materials, including resources on negotiating leases, business tenancies and renewal proceedings, rights to light, leasehold consents and much more.

Documents and materials to support property transactions

RICS publishes short term retail lease

RICS Code for service charges in commercial property

RICS Information paper on commercial property service charge handover procedures

Investment Property Forum: materials to assist the streamlining of the sale of commercial property

RICS Conflicts of interest guidance


Environment and sustainability issues

Precedent documents



Party walls

Rights to Light

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