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Surveys in Practice Roadshow

The popular Surveys in Practice Roadshow returns this year across ten UK cities to provide you with 12 hours of vital CPD

Best practice in surveying and reporting on residential properties

Thu 14 Feb 2019 - Thu 25 Apr 2019
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Village Hotel, 110 Centre Park Square, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1QA
12 hours formal CPD
£270 + VAT


The Surveys in Practice Roadshow returns to provide best practice guidance around the RICS Condition Report, Homebuyer Report, Home Report (Scotland) and Building Survey 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.

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  • 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:

  • HomeBuyer Report Professional Statement
  • Alterations
  • Solid floors
  • Electrical services 
  • Cavity walls and damp
  • Reinstatement cost assessment

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

  • Identifying construction type and age of a building
  • Local environment
  • Local issues/case study
  • Drainage systems
  • Permanent Outbuildings
  • Use of technology onsite


Larry Russen, Chartered Building Surveyor, BlueBox partners
Larry Russen is a practising Chartered Building Surveyor, qualifying in 1978; a Chartered Building Engineer and Party Wall Surveyor. He has co-written a number of books and publications including ‘The Domestic Energy Assessor’s Handbook’, ’The Commercial Energy Assessor’s Handbook’ and is responsible for the on-line ‘RICS isurv’ articles on Residential Building Surveys and Home Surveys. Larry is a Director of BlueBox partners, ‘Russen & Turner’ Chartered Surveyors in Kings Lynn and member of ‘Allied Surveyors’

Joe Malone, Principal, Malone Associates Ltd
Joe Malone is a degree qualified building surveyor, a Chartered Building Consultant, a Chartered Building Engineer and a licensed asbestos surveyor. He runs a Chartered building consultancy in Nottingham with a strong specialism in building pathology and does a great deal of expert witness work, particularly relating to damp, disrepair and construction defects. He has been a visiting guest lecturer teaching undergraduate building surveyors in building pathology at Coventry University since 2010 and has been teaching damp investigation and remediation and building pathology to the wider industry since 2006.’ 


Matthew Elliott - Director, WYG
Matthew, who is based in the WYG Leeds Office, provides technical leadership on water engineering for the company. He has worked at WYG for 15 years having previously worked at MWH (now Stantech) and in local government. As a fellow of three leading professional bodies and with over 30 years of industry experience in the water sector, Matthew regularly provides expert evidence in litigation and in planning inquiries covering flood risk management and other water engineering matters. In the light of his expertise he was appointed by the Environment Agency as an Independent Expert to advise the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee from 2011- 2016. In his day to day job he leads team of engineers undertaking flood risk assessments for new and existing development.

Phil Parnham, BlueBox Partners
Phil Parnham is a chartered building surveyor and a director at BlueBox partners. He has many years’ experience organising and delivering a range of training services for those working in the residential property sector. Phil has also written the RICS Survey Writer Sample Phrases for the RICS Condition and HomeBuyer Reports, and a number of other books including The Surveyor’s Guide to Home Surveys, Domestic Energy Assessor’s
Handbook, and Assessing Building Services for the RICS, and Residential Property Appraisal for Spon Press.


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

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