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


Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Property Group (a Boyes Turner event)

Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BD

Boyes Turner are hosting a meeting of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Property Group on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 6.00pm. 

The speakers are:

  • Mark Schmull, Lichfields, Planning Consultants
    Housing White Paper - potential impacts for the Thames Valley housing market
  • Derek Ching, Boyes Turner LLP, Solicitors
    Affordable housing for small development sites
  • Philip Jay, JLL
    Business rates revaluation.

Five Counties Conference 2017

Wycombe Swan theatre, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

The Five Counties Conference 2017 took place on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at the Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe. Over 300 people attended this annual event in its 38th year.  The speakers' presentations are available to download (see below).

For those who attended, we would very much appreciate a few minutes of your time to give your feedback.  You may provide feedback by completing the online feedback form.

Five Counties Conference 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at the Wycombe Swan theatre.

"Prisoners of Geography" (an RICS Geomatics Evening Lecture)

Parliament Square, London

For something a little different, particularly if you are already in London on 26 January, why not go along to an RICS Geomatics Evening Lecture, free and open to all, 5.30pm for 6.00pm, lasting one hour.

If you can't attend, the lecture will be streamed on Facebook Live:   

Boundary disputes - (Not) Getting on with the neighbours (a Boyes Turner event)

Boyes Turner, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BD

Boyes Turner, solicitors in the Thames Valley, are hosting a breakfast seminar entitled Boundary disputes - (Not) Getting on with the neighbours on Thursday, 26 January 2017.

The ever increasing value of property, a more rights assertive society and arguably a growing tendency not to respect a neighbour’s views, create the ideal conditions for a boundary dispute.

Such disputes might seem innocuous but they can take considerable time and money to resolve and often end up in court.

Planning law update

Maidenhead Golf Club

Tony-Bowhill.pngTony Bowhill, planning consultant, will give his regular planning law update, punctuated with amusing anecdotes, on Wednesday, 7 December at Maidenhead Golf Club. 

With a change of leadership in government, approval for Heathrow expansion and a fresh Autumn Statement with significant infrastructure funding, there is sure to be something to talk about!

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


Oxley Conservation's annual conservation day will be taking place on Wednesday, 23 November.  The day will consist of a series of informative and thought-provoking presentations on The Challenges and Conflicts in Building Conservation 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.

Commercial property legal seminar with B P Collins

Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8EL

Battle lines have been drawn many times between commercial tenants and landlords over accusations of covenant breaches or consent being unreasonably withheld, with huge financial losses for the losing side.

B P Collins' property team will focus its 2016 commercial property legal seminar on commercial landlord consents, delving into:

APC workshop

Thame Barns Centre

Get ahead with 3CPD's APC workshop run by Vivienne Spurge FRICS of APC Success!

This half-day workshop is aimed at RICS APC candidates planning to submit their final assessment in January 2017 or wishing to get a head start for submission later in 2017.  It is appropriate for APC candidates following all of the APC pathways, including building surveying, commercial property practice, planning and development, project management, residential survey and valuation, rural and quantity surveying.

House of Lords Annual Luncheon (a PPN event)

London SW1

PPN will be holding its Annual Luncheon at the House of Lords on Friday, 21 October 2016, hosted this year by the Rt Hon. The Lord Young of Cookham CH.

PPN members and guests will be welcomed in the Cholmondeley Room, for pre-lunch drinks at 12.30pm and lunch on the adjoining Terrace at 1.00pm.  The Terrace is located right on the north bank of the River Thames, with stunning views over the river and London.