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CPD Day, Lincoln


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

The 2017 conference has now taken place. Register your interest to be the first to hear once the new programme and dates 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 a flagship local infrastructure project
  • Gain essential insights on the Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone, landlords’ right of peaceable re-entry and BIM
  • Listen to experts on a range of key issues including dilapidations, party walls and proposed reforms to land registry
  • 6 hours of CPD learning.
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2017 Conference Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments

Will Evans, Licensed Trade Valuer, Ei Group Plc, Chairman, RICS East Midlands Regional

Opening Plenary

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

Paul Forrest, Visiting Professor and Head of Research, Birmingham City University

Breakout session 1:10:25 -11:05

Built Environment and Land
1A – Proposed Law Commission reforms to land registration
• The role of the Law Commission in reform
• How will the consultation process be conducted?
• Areas of reform under consideration

Elly Duggins, Senior Associate, Gateley
Tertia Werry,
Associate, Gateley

Property 1B – The Housing and Planning Act 2016 explained
• Updates to the House and Planning Act
• Housing policy update
• Implications for surveyors

Justin Gartland, Chairman, Lichfields

Networking refreshment break:11:05 – 11:25

Breakout session 2: 11:25 – 12:10

Built Environment and Land
2A: JCT 2016 explained
• Timeline of changes to contracts
• New payment legislation
• Other amendment

Jill Hamilton, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing

2B – A guide to overage
• Types of overage explained
• Payment triggers
• Case law update

Jonty Pearson, Partner, Commercial Property, Wilkin Chapman

Breakout session 3: 12:10 – 12:50

Built Environment and Land
3A: The Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone
• Land Acquisition
• Planning proposals
• Opportunities for the surveying profession

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, Lincolnshire County Council

3B – An overview of recent legal developments in commercial property
• Lease vs licence
• Quiet enjoyment
• Terminating leases: surrender, forfeiture and break clauses
• Lease renewals and expert evidence
• Dilapidations

James Walters, Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell

Lunch: 12:50 – 13:50

13:50  Local infrastructure project case study: The Lincoln Transport Hub

• The Lincoln Transport Hub, due to be completed in 2018, is a £30 million regeneration project. The aim is to transform the city centre, providing a modern bus station, a multi-story car park, retail space and a new pedestrian precinct
• Get ‘under the bonnet’ of this scheme and explore the challenges involved in realizing the ambitious vision for Lincoln’s future

Kate Ellis, Associate Director, Planning and Development, Lincoln City Council

Breakout session 4: 14:35 – 15:15

Built Environment and Land
4A – An update on BIM
• Level 2: Beyond public sector projects
• BIM in practice

Helen Thompson, Executive R&D Consultant, Gleeds

4B – Commercial property rent reviews
• Rent review in practice
• How and when is rent review initiated
• Managing the rent review process
• Case law updates

Sarah Miles, Partner, Langleys

Networking refreshment break: 15:15 – 15:35

Breakout session 5 – 15:35 – 16:20

Built Environment and Land
5A – Managing contaminated land
• Key drivers for assessment
• Land contamination in transactions
• Asbestos in soils & emerging contaminants

Alex Ferguson, Managing Director, Delta Simons

5B – Peaceable re-entry for commercial landlords
• Avoiding trespass
• Options of forfeiture and leaving notice
• Legal responsibilities for tenants’ goods

Breakout session 6 – 16:20 – 17:00

Built Environment and Land
6A – An update on party walls
• Exploring the appeals and awards process
• Examining recent developments in case law

Lydia Hamnett, Partner, Bridge McFarland

6B – Dilapidations: What is the landlord's loss
• What is the meaning of damages?
• What is the primary measure of damages?
• What self-help remedies are available during the term?
• Damages at the end of the term
• The meaning of S18 (1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927
• How have the courts developed the landlord's loss?

Chris Maloney, Director, Cloud Surveyors

17:00 Close of conference

Price incl. VAT

TBC for RICS members

TBC for non-members


Full day