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CPD Day, Bristol


Your regional conference is packed full of focussed CPD within land, property and the built environment.

CPD Day Bristol 2017 has now taken place. Register your interest to be the first to hear once the new date and programme have been confirmed.

This well attended conference offers essential solutions to be implemented in your daily practice and provides you with a selection of break-out sessions tailored to meet your specific learning requirements.
This programme offers an essential round up of key developments in your region, allowing you to explore the potential challenges and opportunities facing your business. Ensure that you are working to best practice standards with sessions, case-studies and legal updates relating to key topics impacting the built environment.

Benefits of attending:

  • Benchmark the economic performance of the region against the UK as a whole
  • Hear an update on RICS international standards work, including progress of the Property Measurement Standard
  • Gain essential insights on proposed reforms to land registration, overage and reinstatement cost assessments
  • Listen to experts on a range of key issues including Housing and Planning Act 2016, leasehold enfranchisement and standard forms of construction contract
  • Six hours of CPD learning.

Group discounts

RICS recognises the value of learning in teams. Groups of 3 or more booking at the same time from the same company receive a 10% discount. 5 or more receive a 15% discount. 7 or more receive a 20% discount. Only one discount available per person. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS Conferences.

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2017 Event Programme

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments

Opening Plenary

09:40 Keynote address

Economic update for Bristol and the South West

  • South West regional market update
  • Key investment drivers
  • Emerging trends

Break-out sessions
Delegates select which session to attend from the Built environment/Land or Property options.
For example, at 10:15 please select 1A or 1B.

Breakout session 1: 10:15 – 11:00

Built Environment and Land
1A – Building conservation local case study

  • St John the Baptist Church case study
    (highly commended – building conservation category, RICS South West Awards 2016)

1B – The Housing and Planning Act 2016 explained

  • Updates to the Housing and Planning Act
  • Self-build and custom house building
  • Implications for surveyors

Networking refreshment break: 11:00 – 11:30 

Breakout session 2: 11:30 – 12:15

Built Environment and Land
2A – Proposed Law Commission reforms to land registration

  • The role of the Law Commission in reform
  • The consultation process
  • Areas of reform under consideration

2B – Break options in commercial leases

  • Drafting and serving break notices
  • Complying with break clause conditions, including giving vacant possession, paying sums due and observing covenants in the lease
  • Recovering sums paid in advance for periods after the break date
  • Dispute avoidance
  • A comprehensive up to date case law review.

Breakout session 3: 12:15 – 13:00

Built Environment and Land
3A – Adverse possession

  • Factual possession and necessary intention explained
  • Limitation periods
  • Prescriptive easements

3B – A guide to leasehold enfranchisement

  • Tenant’s rights
  • Bases of valuation: price and premium
  • Case law and valuation update

Lunch: 13:00 – 13:45

13:45 – 14:00 Update from LionHeart
Davina Goodchild, CEO, LionHeart

14:00 – 14:30 Afternoon keynote

Diversity and inclusion in the profession

  • The business case for diversity
  • Embedding diversity and inclusion at the heart of your company
  • How does success look like?

Breakout session 4: 14:30 – 15:15

Built Environment and Land
4A – Risk management in construction contracts

  • Financial risk assessment and other preventative measures
  • Contractor selection
  • Managing contractor difficulty – identifying early warning signs
  • Sub-contracting: types of contractor and forms of contract

4B – Asbestos

  • Asbestos surveys and management plans
  • Common mistakes and tips for avoiding them
  • RICS Guidance and other sources of information
  • Legal and professional indemnity insurance implications

Networking refreshment break: 15:15 – 15:40

Breakout session 5 – 15:40 – 16:25 

Built Environment and Land
5A – An update on BIM 

  • BIM Level 2 – What, Why & How
  • Building a Digital Industry, Level 3 & the future
  • BIM in practice, a local case study

5B – Japanese knotweed and residential property

  • Why do banks and building societies refuse to lend where knotweed is present
  • The scale of the problem
  • Assessment framework for Japanese Knotweed

Breakout session 6 – 16:25 – 17:10

Built Environment and Land
6A – Appropriate contract selection 

  • Procurement routes
  • Different forms of construction contracts
  • JCT vs NEC

6B – A guide to short term commercial tenancies

  • Questions of tenure security
  • Tips for the lease
  • Tips for the renter

17:10 Close of conference