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RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference 2018

Firmly established as the UK’s leading dilapidations event, The RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference returns in 2018 to provide critical updates for practising building surveyors, valuers and legal experts.

A one-stop shop for all your essential legal, technical and valuation guidance.

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Thu 27 Sep 2018
08:30 AM - 05:20 PM
Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EQ
5.5 hours formal CPD
£240 + VAT


I recommend that you join the conference for an excellent opportunity to network with your peers, bring yourself up to date, debate hot topics, and improve your skills
 Paul Spaven, Chairman of the RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference 2018

Chaired by Paul Spaven of TFT, this event will provide a one-stop shop for all your essential legal, technical and valuation guidance. Bringing together leading industry speakers, it provides you with a unique opportunity for you to understand legal essentials, refresh your practical knowledge and learn about the client perspective.

This year’s breakout sessions once again offer delegates the chance to tailor their agenda to best suit their specific areas of interest, with a choice of content focussed on mechanical and electrical installations and dilapidations valuations. Plus enjoy the post-event Drinks Reception where you can network with colleagues and our expert speakers.

Join 400+ attendees to receive the very latest updates and ensure you remain at the forefront of this complex area of practice.


Your day, your way

Tailor your day to best meet your specific professional development requirements by choosing one of the two breakout sessions:

A focus on consequential claims for loss of rent
Considering the legal and surveying perspectives, Nicholas Taggart (Landmark Chambers) and Richard Kay (Beckett and Kay Chartered Surveyors) will focus on consequential claims for loss of rent, including practical valuation problems in assessing loss of rent claims, the legal basis for claiming loss of rent, analysis of section 18, and marketing periods, incentives and the operative cause of the loss.

Mechanical and electrical update
Dr David Arnold (Troup Bywaters and Anders) will deliver the mechanical and electrical engineering update, exploring common issues and how they can be best resolved, as well as the reliability of economic lifetables, why M&E dilapidations are different and whether one should repair or replace in the case of a major dilapidated M&E plant.

Other sessions

  • Legal speakeasy: put your questions on contentious matters relating to dilapidations to our panel of expert barristers from Falcon Chambers, including Wayne Clark, Emily Windsor and Anthony Tanney.
  • Schedules of condition: understand some of the most common errors and issues in schedules of condition with Adam Nash (GVA).
  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards: combining the technical and legal expertise of Peter Williams (Shoosmiths), Stephen Lemmon and Nicholas Dowding QC (Malcolm Hollis), this session will explore how MEES operate, what works need to be carried out in order to comply with the standards, as well as implications for dilapidations disputes.
  • Conflicts of interest: William Glassey and James Morris (Mayer Brown) will deliver an in-depth session examining the RICS global professional statement on conflicts of interest and it’s practical application.
  • Negotiation for dilapidation professionals: back by popular demand, Nick Davies (The Really Great Training Company) joins us once again to delve into the crucial negotiation skills required to be a successful dilapidations practitioner.
  • Closing keynote: The client perspective. This year’s ‘fireside chat’ will give you invaluable insight into the landlord and tenant perspectives and will explore what your clients require from you in your role as a dilapidations surveyor. Sally Duggleby (Savills) and Stuart Davies (ProLogis) will consider the impact future dilapidation liabilities have on commercial decisions when agreeing new terms, to give you insight into your clients’ decision-making process.

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Industry leading speakers include:

  • Wayne Clark, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
  • Zia Bhaloo QC, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
  • Edward Shaw, Director, Building & Project Consultancy, Savills
  • Dr David Arnold, Partner, Troup Bywaters and Anders
  • Adam Nash, Director and Head of Dilapidations, GVA
  • Peter Williams, Head of PSL, Shoosmiths
  • Nicholas Dowding QC, Barrister, Malcolm Hollis
  • William Glassey, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • James Morris, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown
  • Nick Davies, LLB Barrister, The Really Great Training Company
  • Sally Duggleby, National Head of Industrial and Logistics Occupier Services, Savills
  • Stuart Davies, Vice President & Head of UK Asset & Property Management, ProLogis
  • Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate
  • Emily Windsor, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
  • Anthony Tanney, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
  • Richard Kay, Co-founder, Beckett and Kay Chartered Surveyors
  • Nicholas Taggart, Barrister-at-Law, Landmark Chambers
  • Stephen Lemmon, Partner and Head of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services, Malcolm Hollis

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Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Group bookings:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS Professionals £240 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals £324 + VAT
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What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

Watch as Trevor Rushton, Technical Director at Watts Group talks about concrete defects and dilapidations at the RICS Dilapidations Forum Conference 2017.

Watch the session covering a legal review and panel discussion, with a particular focus on trends in dilapidations from the RICS Dilapidations Forum Conference 2017.

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


App is really good. A great day well done. Good content and sessions.”

“All speakers were very engaging and overall the day was very useful to attend!”

“Very much enjoyed the role play cross examination presentation.”

£240 + VAT