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Dilapidations Roadshow

Our specialist advisors will show the changes to dilapidations guidance and legal changes that are impacting on your area of work.

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Wed 23 May 2018
12:30 PM - 05:15 PM
Holiday Inn, London Kensington High Street, Wrights Kn, London, W8 5SP
4 hours formal CPD
£150 + VAT


RICS Dilapidations Roadshow returns to provide you with a comprehensive update on the key issues impacting commercial landlords and tenants, building surveyors and valuers. Our expert panel of speakers will address crucial areas of dilapidations law and practical guidance allowing you to better advise your clients.

In a rapidly changing world of case law and policy it’s important you keep abreast of the latest changes. Our legal specialists will provide a roundup of such cases and analyse the impact they will have on your day-to-day practice.

The programme will also provide an update on technical issues such as building services and leases.

Attend this event to hear from leading industry speakers, discover the latest market developments and update your practical and technical knowledge.


12:30: Registration and coffee

13:00: Chair’s Opening Remarks

13:15: Case law update

  • Legal update and recent case law review
  • MEES Update
  • Impact of statutory compliance on dilapidations obligations
  • What statutes a tenant must comply with (for example can the landlord insist the tenant provides an asbestos register at lease end?)
  • Legislation which may be imminent

14:00: Building services

  • Mechanical and electrical
  • How to deal with M&E defects in a claim including statutory certification provision
  • Fixed wire testing certification
  • Validatory testing

14:30: Defects

  • How should defects should be dealt with in a claim
  • From concrete, asbestos roof sheeting, powder coatings to windows

15:15: Networking refreshment break

15:30: Current issues and pitfalls

MEES - How to deal with:

  • Short term leases
  • Ambiguity of lease wording; missing lease documents especially colour copy of lease plan

16:05: Dispute Resolution

Assess the different dispute resolution methods and analyse when they are appropriate:

  • Mediation
  • Negotiation

16:40: Case study – supersession

  • Key principles in varying circumstances
  • Where the property is not let for the immediate period after termination or even where a continued use cannot be ascertained

17:15: Chair’s closing comments


  • RICS professionals £150 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £203 + VAT
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  • Mastercard

£150 + VAT
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