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The Rating Diploma Holders' Conference 2021

Revaluation After the Pandemic

The 27th Annual Conference will examine the current issues, facing the modern rating practitioner. The 2021 Conference of the Rating Diploma Holders' Section of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is open to both members and non-members alike. 

Start Date Venue Price  
16 September 2021 Loughborough University, Loughborough    
16 September 2021 Virtual Conference Attendance    

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (4.30 hours CPD) (Breakfast Rolls & Lunch Included).
Registration from: 9.00. Event starts at: 9.30. Event finishes at: 17.00.

This event is being managed by CPT Events for the Rating Diploma Holders Section.

Booking Note for Dip Rating Holders: If you have not booked with us before, you need to register your details into the booking site by selecting 'Members' at the top right hand corner of this page, prior to booking your place. Discount codes need to be added during the booking process, followed by selecting your method of payment to complete your booking.

The conference will focus on topics of especial interest to rating practitioners at the present time – Revaluation in a Pandemic; Valuation of Composite Hereditaments; What an Over-Trader looks like; Rebus Sic Stantibus; the Government's View on Rating and, of course, Duncan McLaren’s review of recent rating cases. All sessions will be introduced and led by the Chair of the RICS Rating Diploma Holders' Section 2020- 2021, Helen Zammit-Willson.

The Diploma Conference has become well known for its in-depth analysis of current practical rating problems.



Welcome & Introduction From The Rating Diploma Holders' Section Chair - Helen Zammit-Willson

Revaluation in a Pandemic - Alan Colston and Stuart Hicks

  • The AVD world - the AVD was 1 April 2021 during lockdown
  • What does Sch 6 para 2(7) tell us, including the recent amendments?
  • Evidence
  • Extrapolation
  • Use of trends and previous revaluations

Question & Answer Session

The Valuation of Composite Hereditaments - Karl List and Bjorn Bowles

  • What are Composite Hereditaments?
  • Does it matter?
  • Approaching the valuation
  • The Guardians' case

What Does an Over-Trader Look Like? - Wayne Cox

  • What does the Guidance advise?
  • What do the Courts tell us?
  • Overtrading - differing approaches in the jurisdictions 
  • The public house and the jolly landlord
  • The Wetherspoons City case

Rebus Sic Stantibus - Patrick Bond

  • A shop, as a shop etc.
  • Is it the Principle of Reality?
  • Hereditament and Locality 
  • Frozen state
  • Are the Tribunals getting it right?

The Government's Review of Rating - Josh Myerson

  • What is likely?
  • Where are we now?
  • Green agenda - P&M
  • Thoughts on development 

Recent Cases on Rating - Duncan McLaren MBE 

  • The traditional and jolly popular examination of recent Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chambers), Valuation Tribunal, Scottish and Irish cases from a valuer's perspective