Property Management: Unplugged – Day 2

07:00 – 09:00

08:45 – 09:15

BREAKFAST

Tai Chi for wellness

Amy Thakurdas

09:30 – 09:35

Welcome to day 2

Cassandra Zanelli
Solicitor and CEO, Property Management Legal Services Limited

09:35- 09:45

Tai Chi taster 

Amy Thakurdas

09:45 – 10:15

Managing Change – it’s about people

David Hurren
Chief Operating Officer, Abbatt Property Recruitment and Abbatt Dual Management

Abbie Hanson
HR Director, Abbatt Dual Management

10:15 – 10:45

The Ups and Downs of Fire Safety Remediation

Sue Petri
Director, Rendall & Rittner

The industry has faced what is probably the most challenging time in our history, as a result of the tragic events of Grenfell.  This session will give you a potted history to date.  Sue will also polish off her crystal ball, and try to predict what happens next!

10:45 – 11:15

Disrepair and long leases

Annabel Heath
Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

In this session we will explore repairing obligations, service charges and damages. We will work through a fictitious scenario involving a freeholder, management company, long leaseholder and a residential tenant. Unfortunately the building in question has a lot of problems and the tenant is suing the leaseholder and the leaseholder is refusing to pay their service charges

11:15 – 11:35

BREAK

Maplethorpe conference room

Dickson Poon lecture theatre 1

Dickson Poon lecture theatre 2

11:35-12:00

Option 1
Understanding the chaos in rebuild costs assessments: panel discussion

In this panel discussion Martyn Barret, Paul Robertson and Sue Petri explore the chaos in setting accurate rebuild cost assessments. How has this become so challenging and what are the factors behind double digit index linking and claims from insurers that the cost of settling claims is up 25%. We look at this from the perspective of a managing agent, and insurance broker and one of the leading experts on rebuild cost assessments.

Option 2
RTM: what happens post acquisition?

Olivia Ford
Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

A guide to the do’s and don’ts for right to manage companies post-acquisition

Option 3
Service charge accounts and troubleshooting

Jonathan Walton
Director, Whitley Stimpson Limited

How to prepare, interpret and understand statutory and service charge accounts.

12:00 – 12.25

Option 1
Mission impossible?

Nigel Glen
CEO Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA)

Andrew Bulmer
CEO Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM)

Option 2
Leaseholder Alterations: A Licence to Drill

Zoë Walheim
Director Earl Kendrick South

Leaseholder alterations can be a headache for property managers and your clients, so in our presentation, we take delegates through the key stages of the licence to alter process, discuss types of relevant lease covenants, go through who’s involved, and what we do to support you as LTA building surveyors.

12.25 – 12.50

Option 1
Drones: see the whole picture

Adam Bailey
Director, EK Digital

A practical demonstration of how drones provide a solution to surveying external elements of buildings in a safe and cost effective way.

Option 2
Part 12: the overlooked bit

Paul Robertson
Managing Director, Midway Insurance

The RICS residential service charge management code and additional advice to landlords, leaseholders and agents is a document all property managers should be familiar with.  Paul takes a whistle stop tour of part 12.

12:50 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 14:10

Fire Safety: New Legislation & Implications for PMs

Dr Shaun Lundy
Director Strategy & Innovation, Tetra Consulting Ltd

An overview of legislation reforms, what that means for PMs and what you should be doing now.

14:10-14:40

Accounting for other people’s money 

Jonathan Walton
Director, Whitley Stimpson Limited

Jonathan will explore the RICS guidelines about the rules of handling clients’ monies and the top 10 issues affecting this.

Maplethorpe conference room

Dickson Poon lecture theatre 1

Dickson Poon lecture theatre 2

14:40– 15:10

Option 1
Social Housing and Private Sector Property Management – what’s the difference?

Alan Wake
CEO, National Leasehold Group

Property Managers increasingly deal with more complex multi-tenure and multi-agency developments and an understanding of the different parties involved is key to success. Examining the differences between managing in the private and public sectors, this session will also look at the key shared challenges, the common misconceptions and how we can work better together moving forward.

Option 2
Valuation principles made simple

Michael Lee
Chartered Surveyor and Director, Michael R Lee (Surveyors) Ltd

In this session, Michael will provide managing agents with a simple working understanding of relevant valuation terms and concepts that they frequently come across. This will include right of first refusal, collective enfranchisement, air space/common part, mortgage and reinstatement cost assessments.

 

15:10 – 15:30

BREAK

15:30 – 16:00

Option 1
Section 121 of the Law of Property Act 1925: what’s it all about and why are there so many requests for deeds of variation

Cassandra Zanelli
Solicitor and CEO, Property Management Legal Services Limited

Have you noticed an increased number of requests for deeds of variation for properties on freehold estates?  We’ll explore the reasons behind the influx of requests and the enforcement rights set down under section 121.

Option 2
Exploring building risks (part 1)

Dr Shaun Lundy
Director Strategy & Innovation, Tetra Consulting Ltd

This session will focus on various building related risks relating to asbestos, access, work at height and structural issues.

Option 3
IRPM Exams

15:30 – 18:00

Level 4 (Member)

16:00 – 16:30

Option 1
Enforcement of covenants in long leases

Annabel Heath
Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

In this session we will explore a range of scenarios where different leaseholders in a block have breached their covenants to varying degrees. We will explore the different approaches the management company can take including what sort of relief is available.

Option 2
Exploring building risks (part 2)

Dr Shaun Lundy
Director Strategy & Innovation, Tetra Consulting Ltd

Part 2 of the session focusing on various building related risks relating to asbestos, access, work at height and structural issues.

16:30 – 17:00

Option 1
Residents’ associations 

Olivia Ford
Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

A best practice guide in relation to residents’ associations

Option 2
Management audits and appointment of a surveyor

Jeff Platt
Managing Director, Section20 Ltd

 

17:00 – 17:30

Option 1
Lease variation: just how *bad* do leases have to be?

Cassandra Zanelli & Alicia Vella
Solicitor and CEO & Legal Executive, Property Management Legal Services Limited

We’ll consider the good, bad and ugly of leases, and explore the routes to variation under sections 35 and 37 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.

Option 2
What to consider when undertaking a flat roof replacement project

Andrew Banister
MRICS AIFireE, Director Earl Kendrick

The session will arm property managers with the appropriate information to ensure you can guide your clients when it comes to typical flat roof defects, the array of waterproof covering choices, guarantees, and sustainability/thermal performance issues. Andrew will also tackle the often controversial issues surrounding penthouse developments and the pros and cons for the stakeholders if one of your blocks looks might be redeveloped.

17:30 – 19:30

19:30 – 21:00

21:30 – 02:00

FREE TIME

DINING AT ST HUGH’S

SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT