5th May 2016

Surveyors to debate property dispute resolution at RICS conference

...and built environment sectors.

In his speech on landlord and tenant dispute resolution, Warren, who is head of commercial property at Thrings, will provide delegates with an update on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, outline the role of surveyors during resolution disputes, and discuss compulsory mediation in property disputes process.

Meanwhile, Alex, a specialist planning and environmental lawyer, will speak about the conversion of agricultural buildings, offer delegates practical advice on dealing with local planning authorities, highlight where permitted development rights do not apply, and explain when – and why - a conversion is not likely.

The event – which takes place at the Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club in Exeter – kicks off with an update on market trends and key investment drivers in the South West economy by James Durie, executive director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce and West of England Initiative at Business West.

Other members of the speakers’ panel include Sue Wilton, CDM consultant at RTP Surveyors, Helen Ashby-Ridgway, associate Director at Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, Frank Westcott, director at West Enviro, Stuart Macrostie, regional manager at IRT Surveys, and Hannah Darling, Cornwall and Devon representative at the National Landlords Association.

A review of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, tips on managing land contamination and soil waste, and an assessment of the impact of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) on property are just some of the many topics set to come under the spotlight at the one-day conference.

The conference, which will deliver six hours of regionally-focused CPD learning to the 170 delegates, is being organised by RICS, the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

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