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RICS CPD Day, Southampton


A regional conference for the South East, packed full of focused CPD within land, property and the build environment.

This CPD Day has now taken place. Register your interest to be the first to hear once 2018 date and programme have been confirmed.

“Informative and worthwhile day, which offered great value for money”
Wayne Gales, Director of Operations, SLH Group

If you'd like to learn the latest updates and technical guidance across built environment, land and property then this is the event to keep your eye out for. Every year we put together relevant training, content and speakers to provide you with the best six hours formal CPD (and you don't have to travel to London to get it).

Always popular, the conference gives you essential solutions you can apply to your daily practice. To make sure you get exactly what you need, your day is structured around six breakout sessions.

The idea of the breakout sessions is to let you tailor your day to best meet your particular requirements in terms of your own professional development.

Everyone has different areas they are particularly interestd in, so whether your focus is built environment, land or property there is a varied selection of topics designed to specifically help you.

Ensure that you are working to best practice standards with sessions, case-studies and legal updates relating to the rateable values appeals process, probate practice, RICS international standards work, protected species, interim valuations and much more.

As well as breakout sessions, your day also covers an essential round up of key developments in your region. This will help you to explore the potential challenges and opportunities facing your business in the next 12 months.

Not just a day of CPD


As well as bringing industry leading speakers to your doorstep to help enhance your career, your day also provides you with some dedicated time to network.

We all know networking is a vital part of working in our sector, but as a busy professional we can find it a struggle to find the time to do this effectively.

With this in mind, we have set aside time to give you the chance to catch up with your peers in your region. One of these is a two-course hot lunch (which is included free for anyone attending the wholse day) while you connect with colleagues old and new.

Conference app

We introduced RICS conference app to all CPD Days to enhance your event experience.

With it you can:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burningn questions are answered.
  • Get access to all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference. This means you'll miss nothing important on the day.
  • View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios.
  • Use the advanced networking feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees. The app provides a great way to catch up and follow up if you miss them during the networking sessions.
  • Use it on any device. It's built to work on laptops, tablets and smartphones so no matter how you choose to interact you can be certain it will work for you.

Is this right for me?

We put a lot of work into creating a day we are confident will add great value to your career and business, but we're not expecting you to just take our word for it.

Every year we ask attendees to let us know what they thought of the day. Here are a fer of their comments:

“Very good content, well delivered and worthwhile learning outcomes achieved.”

“An excellent and informative day across a variety of topics”

“An excellent day and good value, good variety of speakers and session options”

What to do next

Make sure you don't miss out on this great CPD day 2018 - register your interest to receive an update once date and programme are confirmed.

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2017 Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening remarks

Lisa Tippen
, Associate - Marine Consultancy, Knight Frank

Opening plenary

09:40 Keynote address: Regional economic update

  • Economic outlook for the region
  • Business challenges and opportunities
  • Key investment drivers
  • Emerging themes

Simon Ward, Propernomics

Break-out sessions 

Delegates select which session to attend from the Built Environment, Property or Land options. For example, at 10:15 please select 1A, 1B or 1C.

10:15 - 11:00

Built Environment

1A – Case study: Welborne

  • Project review and update
  • Context, content and vision
  • Key infrastructure and next steps

Fiona Gray, Director, Buckland Development Limited


1B – Adverse possession

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

Kate Stewart, Partner, Lester Aldridge


1C – Landlord and tenant legal essentials

  • A summary of recent and landmark case law

Kate New, Legal Director, Foot Anstey

11:00 Networking refreshment break

11:20 – 12:05

Built Environment

2A – Concrete degradation and deterioration

  • Causes
  • Visual indicators
  • Remedies

Paul Marland, Specification Manger – South West, Mapei UK Ltd


2B – Capital Allowances and Land Remediation Tax Relief

  • Introduction to Capital Allowances and Land Remediation Tax Relief
  • Differences between Capital Allowances and Land Remediation Relief
  • Benefits explained

Alun Oliver, Managing Director, E3 Consulting


2C – Valuation of residential property purpose built to rent

  • Market context
  • Valuation considerations
  • Gross and net yields

Jason Hardman, Executive Director, CBRE UK

12:05 – 12:45

Built Environment

3A – Interim valuations and payments

  • Conditions of contract
  • Relevant legislation
  • Payment mechanisms

David Benge, Head of Quality Management, Gleeds


3B – Planning promotion and strategic land

  • Strategic and tactical planning considerations
  • Opportunities unique to the region
  • Planning and viability
  • Community infrastructure levy strategic issues

Peter Biggs, Planning Director, Countrywide 


3C – A guide to leasehold enfranchisement

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

Paul Sams, Partner and Head of Conveyancing, Eric Robinson Solicitors

12:45 Lunch

13:45 An update from LionHeart

Davina Goodchild, CEO, LionHeart

14:00 – Afternoon keynote: RICS international standards work

  • Building on our reputation as a world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction
  • Wht 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
  • Case law and valuation update

Matt McDermott, Programme Director, International Standards, RICS

14:35 - 15:20

    Built Environment

4A – Damp and condensation in buildings

  • Diagnosing damp
  • Addressing root causes
  • House drying and ventilation

Joe Malone, Principal, Malone Associates Ltd


4B – Restrictive covenants on land

  • Common examples of restrictive covenants
  • Cases where restrictive covenants are not valid
  • Restrictive covenants on freehold land

Chris Marsden, Partner, Moore Blatch Solicitors


4C – Empty property rates and rateable values

  • Impact of the business rate revaluation
  • Regulatory update
  • Reliefs explained
  • Case law examples and case studies
  • Appealing rateable values – the process explained

Simon Maughan, Managing Director, Maughan Mitchell

15:20 Networking refreshment break 

15:35 – 16:20

Built Environment

5A – JCT 2016 – key updates

  • Payment provisions
  • CDM
  • BIM
  • Bond, warranties and third party rights

Steven Thompson, Associate Director of the Built Environment, RICS


5B – Green belt planning practice

  • The role of the green belt in delivering local housing growth
  • Confirmed green belt boundaries to 2026
  • Key features of the Local Plan and Strategic Economic Plan

Peter Home, Associate Director, Turleys


5C – Understanding occupier demand in commercial properties

  • Simple routes to effective design
  • Occupier demographics: anticipating changes in the profile of your tenants
  • The importance of place in driving productivity and wellbeing

Andrew Mawson, Founder, Advanced Workplace Associates

16:20 – 17:00

Built Environment

6A – 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, Founding Director, Michael R Lee Chartered Surveyors


6B – Protected species

  • Identification of protected species
  • Legislation that may impact property development
  • Surveying and assessing approaches
  • Licensing requirements
  • Methods of mitigation

Demian Lyle, Senior Ecologist, The Ecology Consultancy


6C – Probate practice: Essentials for surveyors

  • An introduction to probate law
  • Probate valuation
  • Sale subject to probate explained
  • Probate fees explained

Rachel Brooks, Partner, Thrings

17:00 Close of conference  

Price Excl. VAT

TBC for RICS members

TBC for non-members


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