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Surveys in Practice Roadshow

The popular Surveys in Practice Roadshow returns to provide you with 12 hours of vital CPD

Best practice in surveying and reporting on residential properties

Wed 31 Oct 2018 - Thu 22 Nov 2018
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
The Studio Glasgow, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE
12 hours formal CPD
£270 + VAT


The Surveys in Practice Roadshow returns to provide best practice guidance around the Home Report to ensure you remain at the forefront of residential practice and are working to the highest professional standards. With the incoming RICS Home Survey Standard its more important than ever to enhance your knowledge and skills to provide the best level of service to you client.

The roadshow will be delivered in two separate seminars, the first focussing on interior areas of a property and the second focussing on the exterior. Our expert speakers will provide a plethora of case studies and real-life examples, designed to improve your confidence in spotting defects and reporting on these defects to your clients.

A new session topic on this year’s agenda is a localised case study exploring the common housing types in your area.  Other new featured topics include; identifying construction type, age of buildings and when alterations have taken place.

Attend this event to remain at the forefront of your practice.


  • Get a first look at the incoming RICS Home Survey Standard. Understand what the statement will look like and your new obligations
  • With technology becoming a key part of a surveyor’s role its vital that surveyors understand the technology that can improve and enhance your role. The programme will include a session that will review the latest technologies for your role
  • A localised case study for your region. This session will focus on a common construction type in your area and the defects that occur
  • Leave with techniques to provide clients with clear, relevant and useful advice

 Seminar 1 will focus on the interior areas of a property and will cover:

  • RICS Home Survey Standard
  • Client expectations
  • Roof – Loft conversions
  • Cavity walls
  • Use of technology onsite.

Seminar 2 will focus on the exterior areas of a property and will cover:

  • Identifying construction type and age of a building
  • Local environment
  • Protected species
  • Drainage systems
  • Roofs.


Stewart Little, Chief Executive, IRT Surveys
IRT boasts nine UK offices and has developed unique software to enhance the images the cameras produce and help differentiate the company from their competition. Key clients include British Gas, SSE, Aberdeen Council, over 120 housing associations and many leading building surveying practices such as Gleeds, JLL and the Sweet Group.
Stewart has overseen the growth of IRT and helped ensure the company remain firmly at the forefront of this emerging technology.

Steven Streets MRICS, Technical Manager, Muir Homes
Steven is a chartered building standards surveyor. He has worked in local authority building control, for the Scottish Government Building Standards Division and in private
Steven is currently the Technical Manager for Muir Group.

Graham Ellis, Associate Director – Residential, RICS
Since 2008 Graham has worn two hats:
1. Part-time Associate Director RICS Professional Groups based at Parliament Square, Westminster working with members in developing a range of RICS Home Survey services and dealing with professional matters;
2. Director of Greenhouse Surveyors based in Formby & Southport, Merseyside consulting on residential property matters.
These roles, along with his extensive network of professional and personal contacts in the home buying and selling industry built up over the years and his 30 year ‘coalface’ experience, gives him a unique perspective and understanding of the issues and challenges facing surveyors and valuers in private practice. He is passionate about improving and promoting the role of the
Chartered Surveyor in the residential market place for the benefit of consumers and fellow professionals and practitioners.


If you would like to book only one seminar, please use voucher code VHR0000767 during check-out.

  • RICS Professionals: two seminars £270 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals: two seminars £364.5 + VAT
  • RICS professionals: one seminar £150 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals: one seminar £202.5 + VAT
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Here are a few comments from previous attendees: 

"The Survey in Practice Roadshow was excellent and possibly the most informative two days CPD I have ever had."

Stephen Berg, Stephen Berg Associates

 "I attended both of these recent events in Birmingham on Interiors and Exteriors, and just wanted to say how good I thought the event was, and especially pay credit to Larry Russen.  In my 15 years in the profession I can honestly say that he is the best speaker (in terms of his depth of knowledge, skilled delivery, and charisma) I have experienced at a CPD event, and is a real credit to the RICS."
Toby Ryder, Pinnacle Professional Services Ltd

"The roadshows are excellent, I have attended for the last two years in Cambridge and it makes a refreshing change to be able to complete all my formal CPD on days where all the subjects are relevant to me."
Mark Zimmermann, Landmark surveyors and Valuers Ltd

£270 + VAT