For CPD events for property professionals across the Chilterns and Thames Valley


Five Counties Conference 2019

High Wycombe

The Five Counties Conference 2019 will be taking place on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at the Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe. 

The conference has an attractive programme of technical and professional talks for surveyors in commercial and residential practice, six hours of formal RICS CPD for just £85.00 incl. VAT, and the opportunity to network with over 300 like-minded delegates from across London and Southern England.

Planning law update

Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

On Wednesday, 5 December 2018, we'll be holding our regular planning law update with Tony Bowhill FRICS FRTPI, a planning consultant with a wealth of knowledge and an eye for highlighting the salient points in planning legislation and case law.

This year's topics will include:

•    Planning Policy Guidance - the new regime
•    Housing need - all you need from government 
•    Local plans – are they helping or hindering housing land supply?
•    Neighbourhood plans – do they fulfil a useful purpose?
•    Barns into residential – new rules and pitfalls
•    Office into residential -  RICS report unveiled more "poor quality housing", etc.
•    Enforcement – swift response.

As always, there will be the opportunity to pose questions during the presentation and for a general interaction on the latest planning law.

Networking with the Property People's Network

Cafe Duke, Institute of Directors, London SW1Y 5ED

PPN will be holding a networking evening for PPN members, UCEM students and programme leaders/tutors, and also Oxford Brookes students and tutors to have the opportunity to meet, chat and network over a few drinks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the new look contemporary area of Cafe Duke at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED.

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Annual property legal seminar with B P Collins

Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8EL

This year's breakfast property seminar with B P Collins solicitors will take place on Thursday, 29 November 2018.  The focus will be on mixed-use properties.

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The topics and speakers include:

  • Property development rights affecting the high street (Mark Schmull, Arrow Planning)
  • "Quiet, please!"  The relationship between the landlord's covenant for quiet enjoyment and its right to develop (Phil Hind, property litigation senior associate, B P Collins)
  • Management of mixed-use developments (Maria Mowberry, commercial property partner, B P Collins)
  • Section 5 notices:  the tenant's right of first refusal (Elliott Brookes, property litigation solicitor, B P Collins).

Profiled roofing and cladding refurbishment

Maidenhead Golf Club

Roofing maintenance and refurbishment sits high on the list of a surveyor's priorities because of the cost and disruption when roofing fails.  In this seminar on profiled roofing and cladding, Matt Bishop of Giromax will cover:

  • profiled steel - sheet make-up and cut edge corrosion
  • factory coatings
  • asbestos cement
  • rooflights, bolts and fixings, gutters
  • survey safety.

Matt has previously delivered this seminar to several firms in the region and comes highly recommended.

Lime in construction and building conservation

Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch

Steve Turner of Old House Store will be talking about the use of lime in construction today and building conservation.  The talk will cover the history of lime as a building material, its manufacture and use in both new build and building conservation.

Old House Store is a specialist builders merchant that supplies a range of traditional building materials.  It is part of the Owlsworth Group that includes a contracting firm and a manufacturer of lime mortars, plasters and renders.

PPN Autumn Golf Day 2018

Harewood Downs Golf Club, Amersham HP8 4TA

PPN invites you to join them for an informal day at Denham Golf Club for their Autumn Golf Day on Thursday, 1 November 2018. Denham's parkland course, designed by Harry Colt, challenges golfers of all abilities, whether an accomplished golfer or relatively new to the game.

The Club is approximately 5 minutes from J1 of the M40, 10 minutes from J16 of the M25, 20 minutes from West London and 30 minutes from Heathrow.  Denham Golf Club railway station is only 20 minutes from London Marylebone.

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018 - tee-off from 8.30am

PPN Annual Lecture by Prof Tony Travers (a PPN event)

Freemasons' Hall, Gt Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

PPN (the Property People's Network) is delighted that Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics will give the PPN Annual Lecture, entitled "The Future for Transport in London - where will the Money come from?". 

The event will take place on Wednesday, 24 October at the Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ.  The cost is £25.00 for PPN members, 3CPD subscribers, guests and non-members; £15.00 for UCEM alumni; £10.00 for UCEM students.

Practical steps to GDPR compliance

Little Hay Golf Complex, Hemel Hempstead HP3 0DT

The EU's new data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force on 25 May 2018.  Despite the legislation having been published two years ago and being only 88 pages long, there has been a shortage of easily-accessible, practical advice for smaller organisations, leaving many wondering what they need to do to stay on the right side of the law.