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CPO Question Time 2018

Challenging and exciting times in the CPO world!

This event focuses on the CPOs and compensation schemes for HS2 and London Heathrow. It also looks at the RICS Professional Statement and coming reforms to drive best and effective practice. The format is a chaired debate with senior practitioners commenting, with audience participation.

Date Venue Price  
23 January 2018 Ashurst LLP, London    

Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Evening (2 hours CPD).
Registration from: 17.00. Event starts at: 17.30. Event finishes at: 19.00.

             CPT would like to thank Ashurst LLP for the use of their facilities.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception to give time for informal questions and networking.

The evening will be chaired by Colin Smith, who will manage the proceedings, with the panel addressing topics which arise during the evening. You, the audience, will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions.

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Question Time Panel


The event will focus on these areas:


The scale of compulsory purchase acquisitions involving urban and rural property is unprecedented and presents unique challenges. The ‘Code’ does not cover all eventualities, hence the bespoke initiatives on blighted property compensation and the approach to those affected but not subject to land acquisition. Many issues arise and the panel will consider issues raised.

LHR (London Heathrow)

Alongside HS2 the long debated expansion of Heathrow is now being progressed and again unique and specific approaches to acquisition and blight are proposed. Many questions and issues arise.

CPA Reforms – current and future

  • The pre-reference protocol. Is it needed, what weight should it carry?
  • Submission of unrealistic compensation claims and some Acquiring Authorities offering way below the level of compensation eventually paid is apparent accompanied by poor levels of early engagement with those affected. What can be done to change such behaviours?

The April 2017 RICS Professional Statement – a very significant game changer driving best practice

  • Affects all those involved in the sector, consultants and in-house advisors.
  • How will it be regulated, what sanctions will be imposed on transgressors, how best to communicate its implications?