Current Residential Property Issues 2018

Holiday Inn
Filton Road
Hambrook
Bristol BS16 1QX

Date: Thursday 27 Sep 2018

Time: 09.30-17.00

CPD Hours: 6

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£130.80 (incl. VAT)
Cost including lunch:
£124+VAT £148.80 (incl. VAT)
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KEY SUBJECTS

  • THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE IN CONDITION REPORTS IN THE RESIDENTIAL SECTOR
  • DEFECTS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
  • LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT – TOPICAL AREAS
  • MOVEMENT – PROGRESSIVE OR NOT?
  • PARTY WALLS AND BOUNDARIES – WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
  • CLADDING ON HIGH RISE BLOCKS: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL PRACTITIONERS

SPEAKERS

Phil Parnham, Director, Bluebox Partners

Simon Pitchers, Director, Craddys

Peter Beckett, Consultant, Beckett and Kay

Geoff Adams, Director, Anstey Horne

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.30am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE IN CONDITION REPORTS IN THE RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

RICS have been promising a shake up in the Homebuyer stable for sometime while new players have arrived on the scene. Is this a watershed moment for the residential sector or will any new formats be a pale imitation of what has gone before? This session will:

  • Review the current state of the RICS initiatives in this area
  • Investigate the relative merits of other standard formats in the market place
  • Identify key development priorities for condition reports in the residential sector

Phil Parnham, Director, Bluebox Partners

DEFECTS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

New case studies illustrating a range of problems, including drainage, suspended ground floors and some choice new cracks.

  • Identification and correction of under-slab drainage defects – without removing the ground floor
  • A frequently used modern construction system, how it can exacerbate vibration and how to mitigate problems
  • Using modern technology to diagnose structural issues in listed buildings – where you can’t open up
  • Bulging rubble stone walls – identification, causes and how not to fall foul of the “woolly jumper effect”
  • A leaning garden retaining wall – diagnosis and a neat system of strengthening that avoids rebuilding
  • Some cracking new case studies

Simon Pitchers, Director, Craddys

LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT – TOPICAL AREAS

Senior members of Beckett and Kay will introduce leasehold enfranchisement, and provide an update.

  • Introduction to leasehold enfranchisement
  • The landlord’s interest; the tenant’s interest
  • Escalating ground rents
  • Other developments in leasehold enfranchisement
  • Legislative changes coming?

Peter Beckett, Consultant, Beckett and Kay

MOVEMENT – PROGRESSIVE OR NOT?

You see evidence of movement.  Should you describe it as “longstanding”, “historic” or “progressive”? Getting these words wrong can easily give rise to a claim. Using real life examples you will learn how to differentiate – and thereby spot the nasty problems where movement is continuing.

  • Understand evidence that leads to the identification of the age of movement
  • A simple rule that differentiates serious causes of movement from the innocuous
  • What you should also report when you do identify progressive movement
  • Why movement in older buildings is often progressive
  • Case studies to show how you can apply the knowledge gained in this lecture

Simon Pitchers, Director, Craddys

PARTY WALLS AND BOUNDARIES – WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

This talk will give practitioners an understanding of Party Wall matters, what to look out for if works have been undertaken along with the implications of boundary issues to the property and land.

  • Gaining an understanding of the Party Wall Act – when and where it applies
  • What works are included within the Act
  • The role of the Surveyors
  • Boundaries and what they mean for a homeowner
  • High hedges and ASBOs

Geoff Adams, Director, Anstey Horne

CLADDING ON HIGH RISE BLOCKS: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL PRACTITIONERS

The aftermath of the fire at Grenfell Tower in London continues to affect the residential sector. This session, which is based on Bluebox partners own protocol published in May 2018, will cover the following:

  • Review the outcomes of the Hackitt review and other investigations into the tragedy
  • Update the very latest research and guidance issued by the BRE, the government’s Building Safety Programme and other influential bodies
  • Outline and update the Blue box protocol with particular reference to the assessment of cladding and other factors that affect fire safety in  high rise residential blocks

Phil Parnham, Director, Bluebox Partners

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