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RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference 2018

Firmly established as the UK’s leading dilapidations event, The RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference returns in 2018 to provide critical updates for practising building surveyors, valuers and legal experts.

A one-stop shop for all your essential legal, technical and valuation guidance.

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Thu 27 Sep 2018
08:30 AM - 05:20 PM
Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EQ
5.5 hours formal CPD

Book before 11 July to benefit from the Early Bird discount

£215 + VAT


Chaired by Paul Spaven of TFT Consultants, this event will provide a one-stop shop for all your essential legal, technical and valuation guidance. Hear from leading industry speakers, understand legal essentials, refresh your practical knowledge and learn about the client perspective. 

This full day conference includes two breakout sessions, an interview and a drinks reception in the evening.

Some highlights of the day include:

  • Fixtures and fittings
  • A focus on damages and consequential loss
  • Mechanical and engineering update
  • Building a schedule of condition
  • Legal speakeasy
  • MEES
  • Conflicts of Interest


Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.

You will also have access to RICS conference app to enhance your conference experience. With it you can:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions are answered.
  • Get access to all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference. This means you’ll miss nothing important on the day.
  • View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios and add your own notes while the session is being delivered.
  • Use the advanced networking feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees. The app provides a great way to catch up and follow up if you miss them during the networking sessions.


Industry leading speakers include:

  • Wayne Clark, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
  • Zia Bhaloo QC, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
  • Edward Shaw, Director, Building & Project Consultancy, Savills
  • Dr David Arnold, Partner, Troup Bywaters and Anders
  • Adam Nash, Director and Head of Dilapidations, GVA
  • Peter Williams, Head of PSL, Shoosmiths
  • Nicholas Dowding QC, Barrister, Malcolm Hollis
  • William Glassey, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • James Morris, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown
  • Nick Davies, LLB Barrister, The Really Great Training Company
  • Sally Duggleby, National Head of Industrial and Logistics Occupier Services, Savills
  • Stuart Davies, Vice President & Head of UK Asset & Property Management, ProLogis
  • Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate

See the full programme


Your day, your way

You have a choice of two breakout sessions, allowing you to tailor your day to best meet your specific professional development requirements. Everyone has different areas they are particularly interested in, so you will be able to choose between valuation and mechanical and engineering breakouts to ensure you receive updates the most relevant to you.

View the full programme and find the sessions which best fit your needs and surveying role.


Group bookings:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS Professionals Early Bird £215 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals Early Bird £290.25 + VAT
  • RICS Professionals £240 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals £324 + VAT
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What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

Watch as Trevor Rushton, Technical Director at Watts Group talks about concrete defects and dilapidations at the RICS Dilapidations Forum Conference 2017.

Watch the session covering a legal review and panel discussion, with a particular focus on trends in dilapidations from the RICS Dilapidations Forum Conference 2017.

Every year we ask attendees to let us know what they thought of the day. Here are a few of their comments:

App is really good. A great day well done. Good content and sessions.”

“All speakers were very engaging and overall the day was very useful to attend!”

“Very much enjoyed the role play cross examination presentation.”

“I recommend that you join the conference for an excellent opportunity to network with your peers, bring yourself up to date, debate hot topics, and improve your skills”
Paul Spaven, Chairman of the RICS Dilapidations Forum Annual Conference 2018

£215 + VAT
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