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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 11 hours of vital CPD

Best practice in surveying and reporting on residential properties

Thu 13 Feb 2020 - Wed 25 Mar 2020
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Village Hotel Bristol, Bullfinch Close, Bristol, BS34 6FG
11 hours formal CPD
£290 + VAT


Surveys are changing – the new RICS ‘Home Survey Standard’ will come into force in late 2019/early 2020. Survey technology innovation is rapidly altering, and safety is ever in the public’s eye, particularly after the Grenfell tragedy. This two-part series of the popular roadshows will provide guidance on the new Standards. It will ensure that practising surveyors preparing reports under the new regime can plot their path through the altered legal landscape that will affect all types of survey products and will govern the legal liabilities of Chartered Surveyors in the future. Many of the sessions will include new case studies.


Seminar 1 - The new HSS, new technologies and current methodologies – what you need to know
This seminar covers the new RICS Home Survey Standard. Describing the outcomes of the recent consultation exercise. It will outline the planned timetable of this important initiative as well as the inevitable wider effect on general surveyor liability in relation to all other survey formats. New technologies will be addressed to identify how they can be used to support surveyors in making efficiency gains. Current methodologies will also be detailed to further support best practice for surveyors active in the residential property sector.

Seminar 2 - The HSS and the new survey landscape – putting it into practice
Seminar 2 addresses how the new Home Survey Standard will work in your day-to-day practice. With several interactive sessions, case studies and discussions, this seminar is the perfect follow-on from the first. Ask questions of our expert trainers and leave with techniques when providing clear advice to clients.


  • Gain leading insight on the new RICS Home Survey Standard and better understand the statement, your new obligations and best practice.
  • Keep up to speed with common construction methods and hear, in detail, how surveyors should be dealing with associated defects.
  • Learn about the efficiency gains surveyors can benefit from when introducing practical technology as part of their day-to-day practice.
  • Hear a number of new focused case studies, to support understanding and provide practical insight.
  • Leave with techniques to provide clients with clear, relevant and useful advice.


  • Ana Bajri, Associate Director – Global Property Standards, RICS
  • John Baguley, Tangible Assets Valuation Director, RICS
  • Peter Bolton-King, Global Director of Professionalism and Ethics, RICS
  • Paul Cutbill, Professional Development Director - Surveying Services, Countrywide


Larry Russen, Chartered Building Surveyor, BlueBox partners

Larry is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer and founder of a firm of chartered surveyors that specialises in commercial and residential building surveying, building design, party walls, construction contract management and defects analysis.  

Larry co-authored the "Domestic Energy Assessor’s Handbook" with Phil Parnham and the “Commercial Energy Assessor’s Handbook”, has been advisory editor on two other books (by Phil Parnham) and teaches across the programme.

 Phil Parnham, BlueBox Partners

Phil is a Chartered Building Surveyor, has many years experience in both the property sector and higher education and he has developed a range of training and development services for practitioners. Phil coordinates our 'Diagnosis of Building Defects Service' and has a particular expertise in resolving dampness problems.

He has written a number of technical books including "Residential Property Appraisal" for Spon Press, "The Home Inspector’s Handbook” for RICS Books (both with Chris Rispin), "The Domestic Assessor’s Handbook" (with Larry Russen), and "The Surveyor’s Guide to the RICS HomeBuyer Service". His latest book is called "Assessing Building Services".

View the full programme


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

  • RICS Professionals: two seminars £290 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals: two seminars £391.50 + VAT
  • RICS professionals: one seminar £160 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals: one seminar £216 + 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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