Experts to tackle property and construction at RICS conference

Chaired by chartered building surveyor, Geoff Hunt, the event – which takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bristol city centre on 5 July – will feature presentations, updates and debates about best industry practices across the land, real estate, infrastructure and construction sectors.

Warren, head of commercial property at Thrings, will speak about landlord and tenant dispute resolution, updating RICS members on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, highlighting issues which can lead to a dispute, and discussing the process of compulsory mediation.

Meanwhile Natalia, a specialist construction solicitor, will focus on collateral warranties and third party rights, using real-life case law examples to explain their similarities, differences and benefits, as well as providing top tips and practical advice on which one to use.

The keynote address will be provided by Howard Swift, economic development manager at Bristol City Council, who will update guests on the Bristol and the South West economies, key investment drivers and emerging market trends.

Other leading industry experts on the dais include Alder King’s Alan Morris, who will speak about business and empty property rates, BNP Paribas Real Estate’s Richard Ford, who will assess trends in the Bristol office market, and Hannah Darling of the National Landlords Association, who will outline the legal essentials for private rented sector landlords.

CDM regulation, mineral extraction, surveying technology, managing contaminated land and soil waste, and an overview of the Energy Act 2011 and MEES will also be discussed at the event.

RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. The conference will deliver six hours of regionally-focused Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning.

For more information, please contact Cindy Tang, conference logistics co-ordinator at RICS, on 020 7334 3894 /

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