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RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference

08:30 - 11:35

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments

Paul Spaven, Partner, TFT and Chairman, RICS Dilapidations Forum

09:40 Welcome from the sponsor

09:45 Legal Speakeasy
An opportunity to put your questions on all things dilapidated to our panel of legal experts

Wayne Clark, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
Emily Windsor
, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
Anthony Tanney
, Barrister, Falcon Chambers

10:25 Fixtures and Fittings

Zia Bhaloo QC, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
Edward Shaw, Director, Building & Project Consultancy, Savills

11:05 Networking refreshment break

11:35 – 12:35: Break-out session

Delegates choose between two parallel break-out sessions

1A Valuation: A focus on consequential claims for loss of rent

  • What is the legal basis for claiming loss of rent? Does it make sense?
  • Marketing periods, incentives and the operative cause of the loss: how long have you got?
  • To section 18 or not to section 18? That is the question (nobody bothers with…)
  • Practical valuation problems in assessing loss of rent claims

Richard Kay, Co-founder, Beckett and Kay Chartered Surveyors
Nic Taggart, Barrister-at-Law, Landmark Chambers

1B  Mechanical and electrical update

  • Why are M&E dilapidations different?
  • What are the most contentious issues?
  • How can they best be resolved?
  • Are economic lifetables reliable - do they work?
  • Dilapidated major M&E plant - repair or replace?

Dr David Arnold, Partner, Troup Bywaters and Anders

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12:35 - 17:20

12:35 Networking lunch

13:35 Schedules of condition: a schedule of errors

  • Examining some of the most common errors and issues
  • The consequences of these and how they affect dilapidations matters

Adam Nash, Director and Head of Dilapidations, GVA

14:15 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

  • How do MEES operate?
  • What works do I need to carry out to comply with MEES?
  • What are the implications for dilapidations disputes?

Peter Williams, Real Estate Professional Support Lawyer, Shoosmiths
Stephen Lemmon, Partner and Head of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services, Malcolm Hollis
Nicholas Dowding QC, Barrister, Malcolm Hollis

14:55 Conflicts of interest

  • Brief overview of the professional statement on conflicts of interest
  • Analysis of working examples about how the statement applies in practice

William Glassey, Partner, Mayer Brown
James Morris, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown

15:35 Networking refreshment break

16:00 The art of persuasion: Negotiation for dilapidation professionals

  • Avoiding the big 4 mistakes
  • S.P.I.C.E – 5 points to bear in mind when setting out to persuade
  • Building trust, credibility, warmth and confidence
  • 6 ways we are ‘nudged’ in to behaving differently

Nick Davies, LLB Barrister, The Really Great Training Company

16:40 Closing keynote: The client perspective

Benefit from our landlord and tenant ‘fireside chat’, giving you invaluable insight into the client perspective and considering what makes a good dilapidations surveyor.

Interviewer: Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate
Sally Duggleby, National Head of Industrial and Logistics Occupier Services, Savills
Stuart Davies, Vice President & Head of UK Asset & Property Management, ProLogis

17:20 Chair’s closing remarks