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CPD Day, Newmarket


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

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.


RICS Members £150 + VAT
RICS Members (Half day rate) £95 + VAT
Non Members £202.50 + VAT
Non Members (Half day rate) £128.25 + VAT

*If you wish to book a Half day, please select either 3 morning sessions or 3 afternoon sessions and enter voucher code: VHR0000461 to obtain that rate. This voucher code is to be used on Half Day bookings only.

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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08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments

Louise Archer, Executive Property Director, Broadland Housing Group and Chair, RICS East of England Regional Board

Opening Plenary

09:40 Keynote address: An Economic Update for the East of England
•    Economic outlook for the region
•    Business challenges and opportunities
•    Key investment drivers
•    Emerging themes

Tim Pike, Deputy Agent – South East and East Anglia, Bank of England

Breakout session 1: 10:15 -11:00

Built Environment and Land

1A – Adverse possession
•    Factual possession and necessary intention explained
•    Limitation periods
•    Prescriptive easements

Alasdair Wilson, Barrister, Fenners Chambers


1B – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in relation to Commercial Properties
•    The Green Deal and the original “no upfront cost” proposals
•    Which transactions MEES will apply to
•    What works landlords will be required to undertake
•    Exemptions
•    Enforcement and penalties
•    Practical implications

Peter Williams, Head PSL, Real Estate, Shoosmiths

Networking refreshment break: 11:00 – 11:20

Breakout session 2: 11:20 – 12:05

Built Environment and Land

2A – Reinstatement cost assessments
•    Introduction to Reinstatement cost assessments
•    Taking instructions and preparation for inspection
•    Collection of information and site inspection
•    Basis of assessment
•    Guidance and examples of good practice

Michael Lee, Managing Director, HML Shaw and Shaw & Company (Surveyors) Ltd


2B – The Housing and Planning Act 2016 explained
•    Updates to the House and Planning Act
•    Self-build and custom house building
•    Implications for surveyors

Des Wain, Area Manager Cambridgeshire, Homes and Communities Agency

Breakout session 3: 12:05 – 12:40

Built Environment and Land

3A – Planning policy update
•    Identifying risk in planning systems
•    Simplifying planning systems
•    Issues of viability and place making

Will Lusty, Associate Director, Savills UK


3B – A guide to short term commercial tenancies
•    Questions of tenure security
•    Tips for the lease
•    Tips for the renter

Clare Whitaker, Partner, Eversheds

Lunch: 12:45 – 13:45

13:45 - 14:00 An update from LionHeart
Davinia Goodchild
, CEO, LionHeart

14:00 - 14:30 Afternoon keynote: RICS international standards work
•    Building on our reputation as the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction
•    Why is this important to members?
•    A summary of work undertaken to produce a truly international suite of standards
•    International Property Measurement Standards – progress so far

Matt McDermott, Programme Director – Professional Standards, RICS


Breakout session 4: 14:35 – 15:15

Built Environment and Land

4A – Construction contracts: a comparative analysis
•    New suites of contract
•    Collaborative contracting: your options
•    Selecting the best contract for your project

Stefan Harris-Wright, Partner, Birketts


4B – A guide to overage: windfalls and pitfalls
•    Types of overage
•    Methods of securing overage
•    Case studies – where things go wrong

Will Stokes, Director, Howes Percival

Networking refreshment break: 15:15 – 15:30

Breakout session 5 – 15:30 – 16:15

Built Environment and Land

5A – Valuation of land for renewable energy assets
•    Freehold and leasehold sites
•    Valuation challenges
•    Purpose of valuation and confirmation of instructions

Mark Newton, Partner, Fisher German


5B – Managing your commercial property assets
•    Effective and innovative approaches to managing your property assets
•    Case studies

Will Mooney, Partner – Head of Professional and Commercial Services in the Eastern Region, Carter Jonas

Breakout session 6 – 16:15 – 17:00

Built Environment and Land

6A – An update on BIM   
•    Level 3 by 2020
•    BIM in practice – local case studies

Helen Thompson, R&D Executive Consultant, Gleeds and BIM Champion for the East Midlands


6B – Leasehold enfranchisement: an update
•    Relativity
•    Deferment rate
•    The Clarise deduction
•    Costs and fees

Jennifer Ellis, Partner, Langley Taylor LLP

17:00 Close of conference 

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