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


Tour of BBC Broadcasting House (a PPN event)

Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

PPN (the Property People's Network) have arranged a behind the scenes tour of the BBC's dynamic live broadcasting hub at BBC Broadcasting House on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 starting at 2.00pm.  The BBC’s entertaining and informative guides will bring to life the work of the brand new, state of the art, multimedia broadcasting centre in the heart of London.

Commercial property legal seminar "The premises evolution" (a B P Collins event)

B P Collins LLP, Gerrards Cross SL9 8EL

B P Collins LLP solicitors based in Gerrards Cross will be holding their regular comercial property legal seminar on Thursday, 5 November, 8.00am to 10.00am.

This year's seminar is entitled:  The premises evolution: a legal roadmap

Looking at the life cycle of a developing business using a property, the commercial property team will examine a range of issues that ought to be considered at the different stages of a lease.

APC workshop

Thame Barns Centre

This half-day workshop is aimed at RICS APC candidates planning to submit their final assessment in January 2016.  It is appropriate for APC candidates following all of the APC pathways to include building surveying, commercial property practice, planning and development, project management, residential survey and valuation, rural and quantity surveying.

ECA client business morning (an ECA event)

Newbury Rugby Club, Newbury RG14 7RW

The Electrical Constractors' Association (ECA) is running a free Client Business Morning at Newbury Rugby Club on Wednesday, 21 October.

The morning will consist of talks on:

CDM 2015 - KeyOstas - covering the main changes to the CDM regulations introduced in April 2015

LED back to the future - DEXTRA Lighting - looking at past LED perceptions and current reality efficiency

Energy efficient heating and tThe connected home - Dimplex - looking ahead to some of the future trends we can expect to see from the electrical heating sector

Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2015

Culham Conference Centre, nr Abingdon OX14 3DB

A sunny, autumnal day at Culham Science Centre, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire was the setting for this year's Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing, attended by over 100 people from as far away as Cornwall, Derbyshire, Kent and Shropshire.  Thank you to everyone for your support:  speakers, sponsors and delegates.

Presentations from Oxford Briefing 2015

Practical completion - the law and practice (a CIArb event)

Holiday Inn Maidenhead

Architects and surveyors are required by standard forms of contract to determine when practical completion has been reached.  Many other issues flow from this vital decision and yet time and again professionals get it wrong - leading to disputes and complications.  This talk, arranged by the CIArb Thames Valley branch, will try to unravel the essential elements of practical completion from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint.  The presentations will consider:

Dilapidations - a recap of the legal position and the surveyor's role in litigation

Holiday Inn Hemel Hemsptead

In this talk, Lynsey Newman of SA Law will recap on the fundamental principles of assessing a terminal dilapidations claim, considering the basis of quantification, diminution in value and the impact of lease terms and the age and nature of the building on the damages.

She will consider the surveyor’s role in advising the client and acting as an expert, highlighting judicial comment on expert’s conduct. And she will consider the various ways in which settlement of the dilapidations claim can be achieved.