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Boundary disputes under discussion at RICS conference

Warren Reid, head of commercial property at Thrings, was among a high-profile panel of speakers at the Hilton Hotel in Bristol last week as members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gathered to debate key issues from across the land, property and the built environment sector.

During a 45-minute presentation on boundary disputes, Warren discussed the assessment of damages and compensation and the Neighbouring Land Act 1992, as well as providing legal updates and sharing examples of case law with nearly 100 RICS members.

Joining Warren on the speakers’ platform was Deborah Waddell, director of CBI South West, Tim Davis, chair of the RICS South West regional board, Adrian Dobson, director of practice at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Jonathan Davis, head of energy at Midas.

Other industry-related topics under the spotlight at the one-day conference included planning law, building regulations, sustainability, vacant property management and the private rented housing sector.

Members also had the opportunity to assess and review best industry practice standards, consider topical case studies and legal essentials, and take part in a discussion about the South West’s economic future.

The conference – which delivered six hours of regionally-focused CPD learning – was organised by RICS, the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.