Current Property Issues 2020

Novotel Southampton Hotel
West Quay Road
Southampton SO15 1RA
United Kingdom

Date: Thursday 14 May 2020

Time: 09.30-17.00

CPD Hours: 6

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KEY SUBJECTS

  • CASE LAW UPDATE
  • PROPERTY VALUATION: REPORTING AND BANK LENDING
  • TERMINAL DILAPIDATIONS – GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
  • 10 QUESTIONS SURVEYORS ASK – OR SHOULD ASK – LAWYERS
  • PHONE MASTS AND PROPERTY ASSETS
  • NAVIGATING PLANNING

SPEAKERS

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

Nick French, Real Estate Valuation Theurgy, Property Education

Michael Watson, Partner, Head of Property Litigation, Shulmans

Ian Anderson, UK Head of Planning, Cushman and Wakefield

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.30am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

CASE LAW UPDATE

A practical review of recent commercial property and landlord and tenant cases which currently includes:

  • The Supreme Court on ‘reasonableness’: Sequent v Hautford
  • The Debenhams CVA – forfeiture and future rent
  • Proper exercise of rights of entry and inspection: New Crane v Dovener; Windsor-Clive v Rees
  • Relief from forfeiture: the Supreme Court in Manchester Ship Canal; SHB v Cribbs
  • Waiver – lessons from Brar v Thirunavukkrasu
  • 1954 Act – contracting-out queries: TFS v BMG
  • Reasonable endeavours – how hard must you work? Gaia v Abbeygate

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

PROPERTY VALUATION: REPORTING AND BANK LENDING

This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the changes in the UK Red Book National Supplement (effective from January 2019). The talk will provide guidance on how valuations should be reported to the client in accordance with the RICS Valuation – Global Standards 2017, specifically relating to commercial lending, financial reporting and Existing Use Value.

  • Report Writing and the RICS Red Book – Practical implications
  • The RICS Red Book – New section on valuation for commercial lending
  • Valuation models – Long term assumptions and uncertainty for bank lending
  • The RICS Red Book – Valuation for Financial Reporting
  • The RICS Red Book – UK VPGA 6 (and 4) Existing Use Value

Nick French, Real Estate Valuation Theurgy, Property Education

TERMINAL DILAPIDATIONS – GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

This talk will focus on how surveyors dealing with terminal dilapidations claims should address them from the outset. Of all dilapidations disputes, terminal dilapidations claims are by far the commonest. All dilapidations disputes are contractual claims for damages but whilst this means that they must always begin with what the contract (i.e. the lease) says, the main problems in practice relate to the assessment of damages. This session will examine the correct approach to a terminal dilapidations claim including:

  • Principles of contractual interpretation
  • Common forms of tenant’s repairing obligation and what they mean in practice
  • The starting point for assessing loss (i.e. whether the claim is commercially worth pursuing)
  • The Pre Action Protocol
  • Part 36 Offers

Michael Watson, Partner, Head of Property Litigation, Shulmans

10 QUESTIONS SURVEYORS ASK – OR SHOULD ASK – LAWYERS

This session will look at a number of questions surveyors often ask lawyers – together with some that should be asked!

  • What happens if the tenant company doesn’t exist?
  • Can you lock or block a right of way?
  • Why is giving permission to park sometimes very unwise?
  • How can security of tenure arise if the tenant occupies for less than 6 months?
  • What happens if the tenant stays after lease expiry?
  • What should be done about unascertained sums on breaking a lease?
  • Granting commercial leases in mixed-use buildings – is there a problem?
  • Why does vacant possession not always matter at the end of the lease?
  • Is Brexit frustrating?
  • How do I complain about a solicitor?

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

PHONE MASTS AND PROPERTY ASSETS

For many property owners phone masts have provided welcome additional income but following the implementation of the Digital Economy Act 2017 property owners, investors, and those who advise them, need to give very careful thought as to whether phone masts should be permitted. Professionals surveying property need to be able to advise on the impact electronic communications apparatus may have on matters such as value or their client’s intentions for the property. This session will look at:

  • The background to the current legislative framework
  • The provisions of the new Electronic Communications Code
  • Strategy when faced with the renewal of existing telecoms agreements
  • Responding to notices seeking new agreements
  • Redevelopment/removal of telecommunications apparatus

Michael Watson, Partner, Head of Property Litigation, Shulmans

NAVIGATING PLANNING

With a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2019 and further changes to permitted development this session will pick up on current issues alongside practical advice on promoting development and navigating the planning system.

  • What kind of development requires planning permission?
  • What are the principles of the new 2019 National Planning Policy Framework?
  • How can this new National Policy be used to help facilitate your development?
  • What are the new changes to ‘Permitted Development’?
  • What further potential changes can we expect to planning?

Ian Anderson, UK Head of Planning, Cushman and Wakefield

5.00 pm CLOSE OF PROCEEDINGS

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