Current Property Issues 2017

The Hawth Crawley
Hawth Avenue
Crawley
RH10 6YZ

Date: Thursday 16 Nov 2017

Time: 09.30-17.00

CPD Hours: 6

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£105
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£126.00 (incl. VAT)
Cost including lunch:
£119+VAT £142.80 (incl. VAT)
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KEY SUBJECTS

  • LANDLORD AND TENANT CASE LAW UPDATE
  • PROPERTY VALUATION – VALUING SUSTAINABILITY AND VALUING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES AND RED BOOK 2017 UPDATE
  • THE ENERGY ACT – MITIGATING THE RISK OF MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS
  • PROPERTY IN THE NEW WORLD OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS RATES – A CHANGING AND CHALLENGING LANDSCAPE
  • PLANNING – ARE WE REALLY ‘PLANNING FOR GROWTH’?

SPEAKERS

John Beckett, Practising Solicitor and Legal Lecturer

Nick French, Professor in Real Estate and Montagu Evans Fellow in Real Estate, Oxford Brookes University

Chris Bennett, Managing Director, EVORA – Sustainability consulting for commercial real estate

Angus McIntosh, Economist, Chartered Surveyor and Consultant at Real Estate Forecasting Ltd., Visiting Professor; Graduate Schools – Oxford Brookes University & Royal Agricultural University

Jerry Schurder, Head of Business Rates, Gerald Eve LLP

Ian Anderson, Senior Director of Planning, Cushman and Wakefield

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.30am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

LANDLORD AND TENANT CASE LAW UPDATE

  • Side letters and penalties: Vivienne Westwood Ltd v Conduit Street Developments Ltd
  • Waiving and reinstating repairing obligations: Forkner v Zas Ventures Ltd
  • Repairs or improvements? Tedworth North Management Ltd v Miller and Ogorodnov; Waaler v Hounslow LBC
  • Is an ‘on account’ payment reasonable if expenditure is not incurred? Knapper and others v Francis and Anor
  • Relief from forfeiture of a ‘licence’: General Motors UK Ltd v The Manchester Ship Canal Co Ltd
  • Can a bankrupt joint tenant disclaim their ‘interest’ in a lease? Amin Abdulla v Whelan and others

John Beckett, Practising Solicitor and Legal Lecturer

PROPERTY VALUATION – VALUING SUSTAINABILITY AND VALUING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES AND RED BOOK 2017 UPDATE

After a period of significant consultation, the International Valuation Standards have been rewritten and expanded. The RICS have included these in full in the new 2017 Red Book. It is incumbent upon valuers to be fully conversant with the new changes as part of the continuing quality assurances procedures. This talk will address the changes to the Red Book in addition to looking at the uncertainty the property world is currently facing especially since the BREXIT “yes” vote. In addition, the talk will look at the impact of the Energy Act 2011 which will make it unlawful from April 2018 to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC Rating of F or G (i.e. the lowest 2 grades of energy efficiency) and how you deal with these changes when valuing property.

  • The new 2017 Red Book … all guidance is now mandatory
  • Acknowledging uncertainty in valuations
  • RICS guidance on valuations and (un)certainty
  • What is market value in a volatile world?
  • What will the EPC letting restriction mean to the valuation of individual properties and portfolios?
  • How do you reflect the possible lack of marketability in values?

Nick French, Professor in Real Estate and Montagu Evans Fellow in Real Estate, Oxford Brookes University

THE ENERGY ACT – MITIGATING THE RISK OF MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations will make it unlawful from April 2018 to let buildings in England and Wales which do not achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E.  This talk will give an explanation of what this legislation actually means and how it will practically affect you and your clients, the associated risks to future value and liquidity and what the best course of action is to mitigate the risks.

  • MEES overview
  • Exclusions and exemptions
  • Landlord and occupier considerations
  • Implications on value
  • Enforcement and penalties
  • Mitigating your risk

Chris Bennett, Managing Director, EVORA – Sustainability consulting for commercial real estate

PROPERTY IN THE NEW WORLD OF POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

The impact of economic policies over 25 years, globalization and the financial crisis of 2008, have left major changes to western democracies. These include BREXIT and new economic policies including Trumponomics, creating new market dynamics,  impacting on our property markets.

  • How might the elections in the USA and across Europe, including the UK, change the shape of property markets?
  • What is meant by the birth of the term “pluto-populism”, and what impact is it already having, together with the new technology, on our property markets?
  • Which other global trends will influence UK property most; overseas investment, or other events?
  • Does debt matter? How might higher inflation and higher interest rates impact on property? Is property always “as safe as houses”?
  • Where are the biggest property challenges and opportunities going into 2018?

Angus McIntosh, Economist, Chartered Surveyor and Consultant at Real Estate Forecasting Ltd., Visiting Professor; Graduate Schools – Oxford Brookes University and Royal Agricultural University

BUSINESS RATES – A CHANGING AND CHALLENGING LANDSCAPE

The long-awaited 2017 rating revaluation has arrived alongside a complex new appeals process and a flurry of important legal judgements

  • Overview of the 2017 revaluation
  • Updated RICS Code of Practice for rating
  • Details of and guidance as to how to navigate your way through a completely new appeals process
  • Case law update – key decisions of wide application
  • Policy update – details of Spring Budget 2017 and what might be in the Autumn Budget

Jerry Schurder, Head of Business Rates, Gerald Eve LLP

PLANNING – ARE WE REALLY ‘PLANNING FOR GROWTH’?

Despite successive Governments promising a faster, more efficient planning system, many professionals still struggle to navigate its ever changing legislation. This session will pick up a number of current themes and offer practical advice on key elements of planning, permitted development and new emerging initiatives such as Permission in Principle.

  • Is ‘Plan-led’ working?- a brief review of the ‘Plan-led’ system and its relationship with the National Framework
  • Navigating permitted development
  • Permission in Principle: a ‘3rd Way’ of getting planning permission?
  • Neighbourhood Plans: licensed NIMBYISM?
  • The New London Plan – A review on the potential changes expected with the new London Plan

Ian Anderson, Senior Director of Planning, Cushman and Wakefield

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