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Event programme

08:45 - 11:15

08:45: Registration and refreshments

09:20: Chair’s opening comments

09:30: Economic Update

  • Outlook for the residential property market

RICS Residential Property Market Survey

  • Key macro risks

10:00: CEO Forum

  • Biggest issues impacting the Residential sector
  • How to respond to the raft of government changes and legislation
  • Risk and opportunities with the housing markets
  • Housing supply shortage
  • Where are the next generation of house builders?

10:45: Networking refreshment break

11:15 – 12:45: Delegates choose between two parallel break-out sessions

11:15 - 12:45: Survey and valuation

11:15: New common housing defects

  • What are the new defects that are becoming common defects?
  • Retro fit, failed cavity wall installation and more
  • What should you be looking for and reporting in your survey?

11:45: Valuing residential property purpose built for renting

  • What are the valuation considerations for build-to-rent assets?
  • Form of tenancy impact on valuation
  • Best practice valuation approach
  • Assessing market rent

12:15: Valuation of non-traditional construction

  • What is the definition of non-traditional construction?
  • Factors you need to consider when valuing this type of construction


11:15 - 12:45: Agency and property management

11:15: Policy and case law roundup

  • Incoming legislation agents must be aware of
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • MEES
  • Leasehold reform Bill 2017-2109

11:45: In conversation with a landlord and tenant

  • Issues impacting both landlord and tenant and how they can be reconciled

12:15: Panel - Future of the agency and property management sector

  • The changing face of renters
  • How can High Street agents compete with online/hybrid competitors?
  • Proptech – how can ‘disruptors’ best assist estate agents and surveyors?

12:45 - 17:15

12:45: Networking lunch

13:45: PropTech

  • What technologies should surveyors be engaging with?
  • Using technology to capture site data: a change in work practice or a change in mindset?
  • The value of reusable electronic data
  • Cutting costs, not corners: how technology can deliver real time savings

14:15: Retirement housing an emerging sector?

  • What is the current supply and demand for purpose-built housing for older people across the UK?
  • Understanding regional growth and market opportunities for this sector
  • Case studies and examples of quality developments

14:45: Regulation of the residential sector

  • The future direction of regulation?
  • New proposals and how they could work?

15:15: Networking Break

15:30: Innovative investment

  • Who is investing in the residential sector?
  • How to fund the delivery of new home?
  • Private landlords, companies and PRS?

16:00: What is the role of social housing?

  • The role and value of social housing
  • Rethinking the future of social housing

16:30: Panel Debate - Where next for Housing Associations and councils?

  • The role of the Housing Association in the Residential Development and Investment Market Moving Forward
  • New government policies and legislation: how are they impacting the sector?
  • How to ensure that Housing Associations are able to continue to deliver accommodation for the most vulnerable
  • How Developers can interact and engage with councils

17:15: Chair’s closing remarks