Check Challenge and Appeal (CCA) is the largest change to the appeals regime for non-domestic rates since the 1988 Local Government Finance Act, and potentially since the Crown stopped counting windows as a property tax.
Ratepayers’ advisors and in-house teams will need to become familiar with the CCA regulations.
London (17 July).
The 2017 Revaluation is upon us. The draft rating lists have been published, as too are the UBR and transitional arrangements. But the big talk is of Check Challenge and Appeal. Controversial (CCA) and unwelcome but the regulations will govern how the rating practitioners and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) must engage. Even more importantly, the regulations will set out how the VTE will deal with cases. What has happened to "reasonable professional judgement" and what is likely to take it's place. If you deal with rating, this is your must attend event of the year
London (29 June).
What does the Supreme Court Decision mean to the rating and development industries?
There are occasions when a case has profound implications and the case of Newbigin v Monk is one such case. The case has passed from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), to the Court of Appeal; and the Supreme Court has now ended the saga with a win for the ratepayer. But is it back to the way it was? No! If you advise on rating, you really need to join us.
London (13 July).
Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) powers have long been an effective tool in the armoury of acquiring authorities to drive forward the delivery of transformational housing, infrastructure and urban regeneration projects.
London (6 September).
The day is intended to benefit letting agents and all others who need to understand the key issues in lease negotiation, and the essential content of a commercial lease, together with its effects.
London (7 September).
The introduction of the RICS practice statement 'Surveyors Advising In Respect Of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation', and repeated judicial criticism of expert witnesses appearing before the Upper Tribunal and courts, creates an imperative for all practitioners, to carefully consider how they might avoid, or resolve disputes, without resort to litigation, whenever possible. This is a must attend event.
London (12 September).
Within the property profession, compulsory purchase is recognised as one of the most complex areas of legislation and its practice is strewn with pitfalls for those not familiar with its nuances, and particularly in Scotland, its law is rooted in the 1845 Act.
Scotland (20 September).
It is a challenging but exciting time in the CPO world!
There are always questions that need to be asked and subjects to be discussed and with that in mind, we ask you to join us in what will be an interesting and informative event.
The format is a chaired debate with senior practitioners commenting; and with audience participation.
Manchester (21 September).
This commercial workshop is a great and enjoyable way to learn by sharing knowledge and hearing about others’ perspectives. Three of our most popular speakers will introduce the two workshop scenarios and supplement the discussions with short, focused presentations. This is a course where our speakers come away having learned some new tricks too, and it is a format which delegates have enthused about.
London (22 September).
Surveying firms can, and should, do a lot more to manage the risks when undertaking valuation work, so to minimise real, potential and unjust PII claims. This event looks at practical solutions to do so.
London (28 September).
The course will give an overview of the two procedures, and look at recurrent issues such as whether the hypothetical lease should include a break option, what should be the assumed length of term, and whether a ‘headline rent’ is effectively excluded. The course will survey the range of procedures, with particular reference to the increasingly well-used PACT scheme.
London (18 October).
The Practicalities of the Property Administrators Role.
Commercial leases are the foundation and essence of property management. Anyone who works in this area needs to be familiar with what they say, what they mean, and how to work them. In this course we explain the key commercial terms of a commercial lease, and focus on the problems the delegates themselves have encountered. Ideal for administrators who have not been trained in the nuances of property - administrators, PA's, secretaries, accounts personnel, facilities managers, newly qualified and APC candidates.
London (1 November).
Practical and procedural advice for successful planning appeals
The nature and mode of making planning appeals is constantly changing. How do you maximise your chances of successfully appealing your planning refusal?
London (23 November).
Principles into Practice
Determining compulsory purchase compensation in a ‘business disturbance’ claim is complex. How is compensation assessed and what are the procedures and rules to follow to deliver fair and full compensation?
Manchester (29 November), London (11 December).