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CPO Talking Heads: April

Delivering Best Practice in CPO Work

This event runs as an informal discussion with a small panel of leading and informed practitioners extracting the nuances from the monthly topic. They discuss practical issues that arise, with participants in the meeting being encouraged to listen, join in, ask questions and share comments

Module Duration: 1 hour 0 minutes

Recorded: 13/04/21

Areas covered

Please note there are no slides accompanying this recording. 

The recently published DfT report “HS2 land and property review” proposed the need for accreditation. 

This suggests that - as an industry - we are not working to appropriate standards, but….

    • Whose saying?
    • What standards are they judging the CPO industry by? What does best practice look like?
    • The RICS, CAAV, CPA, Law Society and accountancy professions each have standards that help define best practice, either for CPO work, or more generically.
    • Are respective members adhering to those standards?
    • Are breaches to the standards being identified, reported, investigated and punished?
    • Are there CPO practitioners outside the professional bodies who are exempt from such standards?
    • What behaviours are we referring to?
    • Is it a surveying issue, or are their problems with lawyers and accountants too?
    • What can and should practitioners do if they see behaviours that fall short?
    • Accreditation: The CPA tried to bring forward a quality initiative (QI). It was not supported.
    • Is accreditation the way forward now? How suitable/workable could it be? Since CPO is not regulated, anyone can offer such services. If one body was to bring forward accreditation, it will benchmark standards for its members, but wont prevent poor standards from others. Until everyone embraces common standards, surely we are all tainted?

    April's Talking Heads