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


Tour of the Leadenhall building (a PPN event)

London EC3

PPN, the Property People's Network, has arranged a tour of 112 Leadenhall, London EC3, otherwise known as The Cheesegrater for Wednesday, 15 April.

Alex Colvin, leasing director for the building, will give a talk and tour of this distinctive skyscraper in the City of London.

Full details for this event are available on the PPN website at:

CPD event for current students, alumni and employers (a CEM event)

RICS, Parliament Square, London

On Tuesday, 14 April, the College of Estate Management (CEM) is hosting a free CPD programme for current CEM students, alumni and employers at RICS headquarters.  This will be followed by an evening reception hosted by RICS President Louise Brooke-Smith entitled Widening Educational Opportunities in the Built Environment.

The CPD topics cover international valuation standards, BIM and the ethics question at APC interviews.

PPN spring golf day

Tandridge Golf Club, Oxted, Surrey

Tandridge's delightful course is set among mature woodland with spectacular views of the Surrey North Downs and the Kent and Sussex countryside.  Bacon roll and coffee before 18 holes in the morning, followed by 'The Tandridge Lunch', a four course carvery lunch and prize-giving.

Tandridge Golf Club is easily accessible from the M25 junction 6 with its location on the A25 near Oxted in Surrey.

This event is organised by PPN.  Cost: £85pp.  Bookings forms available from Madeleine Savage

Mediation and dispute resolution workshop (a CIArb event)


This full-day workshop affords an opportunity to meet and discuss practical problems arising in mediation and other dispute resolution processes.  The whole day will be interactive - participants will discuss practical problems and be asked to express their opinions. Dissenting views will be encouraged!

Directing the workshop will be Andrew Parsons FCIArb, barrister, mediator and arbitrator.

Are payment notices set in stone? (a CIArb event)

Holiday Inn, Maidenhead SL6 2RA


John Riches FRICS, FCIOB, FCIArb, MAE is one of the country’s leading arbitrators and adjudicators and the author of the leading practical text book on construction adjudication.  He will explain the complete mess that has arisen over payment notices under the LDEDC Act and how we might start to make sense of them!  

"Breaking up is hard to do"


"Breaking up is hard to do:  why there may not be 50 ways to leave your landlord" is a breakfast seminar hosted by Boyes Turner solicitors on Thursday, 5 March 2015.

John Clargo will provide a guide to break notices.  He will discuss drafting them, reading them and serving (and possibly un-serving) them, looking at some particular difficulties which arise in practice.  This event is aimed at anyone who either needs to serve a break notice or needs to assist or advise clients to do so.

Five Counties Conference 2015

Wycombe Swan theatre, High Wycombe

Five Counties Conference 2015 brochureThis year's Five Counties Conference on 4 March 2015 attracted close to 400 surveyors to the Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe for a full day of CPD and networking.  At the end of the day, delegates raised over £630 in a collection for LionHeart.

The speakers' presentations and notes from the conference are available (see below).

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Next year's conference will be held on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.  Please put the event in your diary.