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


Five Counties Conference 2018

Wycombe Swan theatre, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

Resolve to start 2018 with a day's CPD at the Five Counties Conference for only £85.00!

The Five Counties Conference 2018 will be taking place on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at the Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe. 

Conference programme

The conference has an attractive programme of technical and professional talks for surveyors in commercial and residential practice, providing up to six hours of formal CPD for RICS members:

  • Permitted development
  • Red Book update
  • Investment and development in the leisure sector
  • RICS ethics
  • How to win an arbitration
  • Commercial and residential legal matters
  • Building pathology
  • ... and more.

Dilapidations, including the Dilapidations Protocol

Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

This CPD talk will provide a legal update on dilapidations, use of the Dilapidations Protocol, and recent case law.  The speakers will be David Haines and members of his team at Charles Russells Speechlys.

More details will be published shortly.

Date/time:  Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6.30pm.  Refreshments from 6.00pm.

Location:  Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire  SL6 2PZ.

Diagnosing defects in roofing and cladding (sponsored by Foamglas)

Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA

Diagnosing defects in roofing and cladding is a CPD talk by Mark Sulik of Durrant Consulting, supported by a presentation of FOAMGLAS cellular glass insulation by Andrew Jones of Pittsburgh Corning UK Ltd.  This talk takes place on Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6.30pm, at the Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch.

Leak detection and disaster restoration

Little Hay Golf Complex, Hemel Hempstead HP3 0DT

Detecting leaks early can prevent many water damage incidents that occur due to leaks in a pipe, whether that's a water pipe or a central heating pipe.  Leaks are commonly traced through the use of trace and access, the process for identifying and locating water leaks in the internal or external areas of a property.

Our evening CPD talk on leak detection will be delivered by Des O'Connor of The Revival Company, a disaster restoration company based in Oxfordshire and operating nationwide.

Planning law update

Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

On Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 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.

In this year's update, the main topics will be:

•    housing supply and demand
•    brownfield registers
•    planning conditions – can they be improved?
•    listed buildings and their setting
•    the latest government proposals.

Commercial property legal seminar with B P Collins

Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8EL

The theme for this year's Commercial Property Legal Seminar by B P Collins will be "Practical site assembly and acquisition issues".  The seminar takes place on Thursday, 23 November, 8.00am to 10.00am, at B P Collins' offices in Gerrards Cross.

The seminar will cover:

•    Points for landowners and field developers, including options
•    Lease termination
•    Estate rent charges and modification of restrictive covenants
•    Boundary issues/disputes.

Conservation day - challenges and conflicts in building conservation (an Oxley Conservation event)


Oxley Conservation's annual conservation day will be taking place on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.  The theme for the day will be timber-framed buildings with presentations by distinguished specialists in their fields.

You'll find more details in the flyer.  To book, please complete the booking form and return to Jill Varley at Oxley Conservation.

Don't delay - places are  limited!


Wine-tasting and AGM (a PPN event)

The Boot & Flogger, London SE1 1TA

Everyone is invited to attend PPN's 2017 wine tasting event which is being held in a private room at the Boot & Flogger, a hidden gem only a short walk from London Bridge Station and Borough Market.  The tasting will take place on Thursday 16 November 2017, starting at 5.35pm.  

There will be an introduction to Wines of the World with a glass of manzanilla, the wine tasting and fun quiz.  No expertise required, just an enjoyment of wine!

PPN hope that many members and guests will come along for an opportunity to network and enjoy this relaxed, informal event.