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RICS Rural Mid-Session Conference

Join us as we discuss the law relating to agricultural holdings, woodland creating in Scotland, EPC regulations and impact on rural properties, crucial taxation update and many more.Guiding you through the latest changes in Scotland's rural sector.

Guiding you through the latest changes in Scotland's rural sector

Twitter: #RICSRural

Date:
Thu 17 May 2018
Time:
09:30 AM - 04:40 PM
Venue:
SNH Battleby , Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW
CPD:
5 hours formal CPD
From
£75 + VAT

Overview

RICS Rural Mid-Session conference returns to Battleby on 17 May 2018 and will provide you with the opportunity to further your knowledge in the rural sector.

Join us as we discuss the law relating to agricultural holdings, woodland creating in Scotland, EPC regulations and impact on rural properties, crucial taxation update and many more.

Networking is a critical part of working in this sector, but as a busy professional it can be a struggle to find the time to do this effectively. With this in mind we've set aside time in the day to give you a chance to catch up with your peers and network with our expert panel of speakers. On top of that, attending the event also gives you 5 hours of formal CPD to tick off against your annual 20-hour requirement.

Programme: Morning

  • 09:30: Registration and coffee

    10:00: Chair’s Opening Remarks

    10:05: Keynote address: Tenant farming sector

    • Law relating to agricultural holdings
    • Encouraging good relations between landlords and tenants of agricultural holdings
    • Promoting the existence and observance of the codes of practice

    10:35: RICS policy update

    Hew Edgar, Policy Manager – Scotland, RICS

    11:00: Networking break

    11:35: Taxation update

    Senior representative, Saffery Champness  

    12:10: Woodland creation in Scotland

    • Availability of Forestry Grant Scheme monies for woodland creation
    • The investment opportunity associated with woodland creation
    • The opportunities for integrating forestry and agriculture to increase rural business resilience;
    • The benefits woodland creation can provide in terms of livestock management;
    • The environmental benefits new woodlands can bring in terms of diffuse pollution control, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, natural pest control and flood risk management etc

    Senior representative, Forestry Commission Scotland

    12:55: Lunch

Programme: Afternoon

  • 13:40: Addressing the perceived failings of short-term land occupation

    • Exploring the negative impacts of short-termism
    • Ensuring collaborative structures for longer terms strategies

    Robert Moore, Rural Practice Surveyor, George F. White and Nuffield Farming Scholar

    14:20: EPC Regulations – key need to know for residential properties

    • Undertaking energy assessment of properties – what to look out for
    • Compliance items
    • Your roles and responsibilities

    15:00: Networking break

    15:30: Technology session

    Details TBC

    16:10: The Digital Economy Act 2017: what this means for the rural sector

    • Reform of the Electronic Communication Code
    • Compulsory purchase
    • Valuation impacts and compensation implications of the new code

    16:45: Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

Price

Group discounts:

  • 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
  • RICS professionals £75 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £101.25 + VAT
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  • 2017 Sponsor

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