september, 2018

27sep8:30 am5:20 amRICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference 2018

Event Details

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

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.

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.

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.

Book before 11 July to benefit from the Early Bird discount


(Thursday) 8:30 am - 5:20 am


Victoria Park Plaza Hotel

239 Vauxhall Bridge Road


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