FACULTY of PARTY WALL SURVEYORS

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  • 21/10/2020
    09:30 - 17:00

We are pleased to announce that the Faculty have organised a three part Sui Generis series which will be delivered to you via the videoconferencing app Zoom. 

If you would like to attend all three dates, make sure to book this package deal as you will receive these at a discounted price, a saving of £240 for members and £200 for non-members.

*Please be aware in order to receive the discount, you will need to book on this package deal event only and not individually*

This one-day course should not be missed by practising party wall surveyors, dealing as it does with the thorny issue of what surveyors can or can’t do in circumstances where unauthorised notifiable works have been conducted, as well as providing an overview of the most important principles established in party wall case law. 

Stuart Frame, Barrister at Tanfield Chambers, will be delivering on the following:

SUI GENERIS PART ONE  – Wednesday 21st October 2020

Session 1: “No Notice, No Act? A look at whether the Act can, or should, be used retrospectively where no notice has been served or no award obtained

Sessions 2 and 3: “Case Law Update Part One” – An overview of the some of the most important cases that every practising party wall surveyor should be aware of.

The first of Stuart’s three Sui Generis webinars will deal comprehensively in the morning session with all the relevant case law and principles in relation to the use of the Act procedures and the extent of the surveyors’ jurisdiction in circumstances where works to which the Act relates have been conducted, and damage caused, but without either a notice first being served or an award being made authorising the works. Can an adjoining owner remedy the situation via use of the Act, or must they only rely on their common law remedies?

The two afternoon sessions will examine all the relevant case law and principles under the 1996 Act in relation to:

  • the assessment of reasonable costs under section 10 and their subsequent enforcement;
  • the assessment of compensation under section 7(2) and for unnecessary inconvenience under section 7(1);
  • what Security for Expenses can cover;
  • Special Foundations;

SUI GENERIS PART TWO – Wednesday 25th November 2020

Session 1: “How to draft better awards  consideration of some of the common erroneous clauses in awards and how to draft a better award

Sessions 2 and 3: Case Law Update Part Two” – An overview of the some more of the most important cases that every practising party wall surveyor should be aware of.

The second of Stuart’s three Sui Generis webinars deals with in the morning session with the drafting of Awards, and provides a critical analysis of common erroneous clauses which nevertheless find their way into awards as part of industry common practice. The session concludes with a further analysis of the Faculty’s new draft standard Award produced in September 2020.

The two afternoon sessions will examine all the relevant case law and principles under the 1996 Act in relation to the various procedures under section 10 of the Act and the extent of the surveyors’ jurisdiction when operating those procedures, with particular emphasis on those cases where the courts have declared awards invalidly made. This includes an examination of issues in relation to appointments and selections, ex parte awards, service of documents, and appeals of awards.

SUI GENERIS PART THREE – Wednesday 16th December 2020

Session 1: “Best Practice Guidance – how to be a better Party Wall Surveyor”  a study on various aspects of party wall surveying and how best practice can be obtained

Sessions 2 and 3: “Case Law Update Part 3” – the final part in the overview of all of the most important cases that every practising party wall surveyor should be aware of.

The final part of Stuart’s three Sui Generis webinars will begin in the morning session by drawing upon Stuart’s extensive experience gained in dealing with hundreds of party wall cases over the years in order to provide best practice guidance, tips and invaluable advice as to be a better party wall surveyor and avoid common pitfalls in practice.

The two afternoon sessions will examine all the relevant case law and principles under the 1996 Act in relation to the content and service of notices, and the nature of ‘disputes’ under the Act and surveyors’ jurisdiction in relation to them.

Attending all three webinars provides a total of 18 valuable CPD hours and as you are aware, your annual obligation is to collect 10 party wall related CPD hours, 5 of which should be Faculty accredited.

Schedule:

9.30 a.m.             – Start
11.00 a.m.           – Coffee/tea break
11.15 a.m.           – Resume
1.00 p.m.             – Lunch break
1.30 p.m.             – Resume
3.00 p.m.             – Coffee/tea break
3.15 p.m.             – Resume
5.00 p.m.             – Finish

This seminar will be delivered by a video conferencing programme called ZOOM which means that you will need to have the following available in order to access this seminar:

  • Laptop or Computer
  • Webcam & Microphone

The seminar material will be sent to you in hard copy so please make sure when making the booking you enter the correct address details and the details of how to access the meeting will be sent to the email address you provide, so please double check you have provided the correct details. 

The cost to attend all three webinars is £750 for members and £1,000 for non-members. 

*Please note that this package deal is only available until the 14th of October!!*

 

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