For the 6th year in Leeds, we have a panel of leading practitioners to answer questions from the audience on a number of topical rating issues. Questions and topics will come from the chair, Andrew Hetherton, the panel and the audience.
Leeds (25 April).
Is There a Need to Reform the Law of Blight?
The Compulsory Purchase Association invite you to attend their annual Law Reform Lecture, where experts will focus on whether leadership from Government to reform and standardise the blight regime is now required. This annual event will be of great interest to all who work with CPOs including CPA Members, acquiring authorities, developers and affected landowners.
London (30 April).
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 attending delegates have encountered. It is 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 (2 May).
Driving Planning: Hitting the Accelerator and Brake...
2019 is likely to be a significant year for planning and the environment. The ever present issues of Climate Change, Brexit and housing delivery have been given a renewed focus by new policy, evidence and the passing of time. Will the planning system now speed up and produce results? Or will a combination of political, economic and legal hurdles result in a slowing down of delivery by the planning system at a time when progress is needed?
London (17 May).
Valuing land and property for compulsory purchase compensation is a step into a hypothetical world – where land is taken, where some land is taken and no land taken, with its own language and terms - severance and injurious affection - with potential for ransom, and planning assumptions; and its own set of case law dictating what valuers are to do. Valuers are increasingly expected to get their valuation right first time. This is a thorough review of the valuation best practice and the underlying methodologies in respect of compulsory purchase and its compensation.
Manchester (22 May), Birmingham (25 June).
The Electronic Communications Code contains powers for taking rights over land for the purposes of delivering telecommunications. The first decisions of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on applications for code rights, procedure, consideration and compensation, are significant. How can a site provider get apparatus removed? What is the measure of the ‘consideration’ payable for a code right, and what can be claimed as compensation? The Code has been in operation since December 2017. Is it working? And if not, what can be done?
London (3 June).
The National Rating Day has become a tradition in the rating world where practitioners attend to be updated on current topics, network and contribute to help shape changes for the future. Speakers represent the private sector, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and the Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS).
The conference is always popular – attracting over 300 practitioners. If you are involved in rating work, this is the event that is too important to miss.
London (13 June).
In Planning, Environmental, Commercial Procurement and Licensing Matters
Judicial Review has been used to stop, review, frustrate and even force decisions made by a public or regulatory authority. It is a hugely tactical environment where cost capping, time limits, and case law are used to win the day in Court. This instructive conference will ensure that parties bringing and defending challenges are able to do so most effectively by referencing and using topical examples, like the Heathrow JR. The speakers will follow worked examples through from justification to finish to ensure a thorough review of JR procedures.
London (17 July).
Practice, Methodology, Regulatory Requirements
When did you last review your practices to make sure that you are keeping the risks you take to a minimum? Surveying firms can, and should, do a lot more to manage the risks when undertaking valuation work, to minimise real, potential and unjust PII claims. This seminar, will examine the steps that you need to make in order to stay within the rules and also examine practical measures you can take to help minimise the financial and reputation risk that is attached to valuation work.
London (16 July).
This is a comprehensive review of the procedures, skills and expectations for those that take rating disputes to the Valuation or Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). Understanding the tribunal procedures, adhering to the duties and expectations of an expert, and the impact of Gardiner Theobald LLP v. Jackson (VO) 2018 are key reasons to attend.
London (16 October).