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RICS Valuation – Global Standards: Cyprus national supplement

1 This national supplement complements Red Book Global Standards, which incorporates
the latest International Valuation Standards, and local statutory requirements in respect of the
valuation of real estate property.
2 This document is intended to highlight only the significant differences in terminology and
in the content or coverage of valuation standards.
The following conventions are adopted throughout:
• Terms defined in the Red Book Global Standards Glossary are shown in italics.
• References to Red Book Global Standards use the relevant global section identifier only, e.g.
PS 1, VPS 1, VPGA 1, etc.
Status of this RICS national supplement
3 This national supplement includes mandatory Cypriot professional standards (CPS) and
valuation technical and performance standards (CVPS), as well as advisory valuation practice
guidance applications (CVPGA). Members must comply with mandatory requirements and are
strongly encouraged to follow CVPGAs as a matter of best practice when undertaking valuation
assignments subject to Republic of Cyprus jurisdiction.
More specifically:
• Where recommendations are made for specific professional tasks, these are intended
to represent best practice, i.e. recommendations that in the opinion of RICS meet a high
standard of professional competence.
• Members conforming to the practices recommended in this national supplement should have
at least a partial defence against an allegation of negligence.
• In the event of a legal dispute, a court or tribunal may require a member to explain why they
deviated from best practice recommended in this national supplement. Also, if members
have not followed this national supplement and their actions are questioned in an RICS
disciplinary case, they will be asked to explain their actions, and this may be considered by
the RICS Panel.
• In addition to this national supplement, professional statements and guidance notes are
relevant to professional competence in that each member should adhere to and have
knowledge of relevant RICS standards and guidance within a reasonable time of their coming
into effect.
4 This national supplement reflects case law and legislation as at its date of publication.
Members are responsible for establishing whether any changes in case law or legislation after
the date of publication have an impact on the guidance in this document.

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