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Property Elite Podcast

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Property Elite provides support, training and CPD to RICS APC, AssocRICS and Senior Professional candidates, qualified Chartered Surveyors and students.

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Coming Soon - How to Become a Chartered Surveyor Audiobook!
Coming soon - How to Become a Chartered Surveyor Audiobook.  Want to pre-register your interest in the full audiobook and download a free sample of Chapter 1?   Head to https://www.property-elite.co.uk/audiobook
02:00
June 21, 2022
The Future of Ground Rent - Hot Topic Highlight
This week we take a look at the new legislation contained in the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022. The legislation received Royal Assent in February 2022 and will effectively ban ground rents under new leases.  The government has committed to bringing the Act in to force within 6 months, ie, by 8 August 2022 (except for leases of Retirement Homes which will not apply until 1 April 2023).
03:42
June 14, 2022
RICS Guidance Note Planned Preventative Maintenance of Commercial and Residential Property 1st Edition - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the new RICS Guidance Note Planned Preventative Maintenance of Commercial and Residential Property 1st Edition. Essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates involved in the provision of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and linking into competencies such as Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Landlord & Tenant, Maintenance Management and Housing Maintenance, Repair and Improvements.
08:00
June 07, 2022
RICS Review of Real Estate Investment Valuations - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the RICS Review of Real Estate Investment Valuations. Essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates with Valuation as a technical competency. We recommend reading the full review, as it provides helpful context and further detail into how the valuation industry is changing in 2022 and beyond.
07:55
May 31, 2022
RICS Guidance Note: Boundaries - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the RICS Guidance Note Boundaries: Procedures for Boundary Identification, Demarcation and Dispute Resolution England and Wales (4th Edition).
07:03
May 24, 2022
Updated RICS New Rules of Measurement - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the updated RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM). Essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates involved with the cost management of construction projects and maintenance works. You can download a copy of the updated NRM here.
03:14
May 17, 2022
Class Q Permitted Development Right - Hot Topic Highlight
In this weeks podcast, we take a look at Class Q permitted development rights. This is essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates with any involvement in the planning process or agricultural buildings.
03:26
May 10, 2022
RICS Consumer Guide to Compulsory Purchase - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the RICS Consumer Guide to Compulsory Purchase. Essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates involved with compulsory purchase. You can download the full Guide here. It is primarily aimed towards clients, business owners and homeowners, explaining the compulsory purchase process and how surveyors can assist. It is not professional guidance for surveyors, but instead provides an easy to understand overview of the process. In a future blog article, we will look at the technical detail of compulsory purchase from a surveyor’s advisory perspective.
05:23
May 03, 2022
A-Z of Investment Terms - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we have put together an A-Z of investment terms. This will be interesting reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates involved in valuation and investment management.
06:39
April 26, 2022
Closing Down a Firm - Hot Topic Highlight
Today we look at how to close down an RICS Regulated firm. Essential knowledge for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates in relation to the mandatory Ethics, Rules of Conduct and Professionalism competency, as well as qualified Chartered Surveyors.
04:39
April 19, 2022
Top 10 Revision Tips - RICS APC Lifeline
In this week’s podcast, we look at our top 10 tips for revising for your RICS APC final assessment interview.
04:46
April 12, 2022
FRICS Traffic Light Approach
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at how you can use our traffic light approach to select your FRICS fellowship characteristics. You can download a copy here. We have already discussed the FRICS membership level and requirements in a previous podcast.
02:51
March 29, 2022
5 Top Tips to Ace Your AssocRICS Summary of Experience - RICS AssocRICS Lifeline
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at our top 5 tips to ace your AssocRICS Summary of Experience. This is essential listening for all AssocRICS candidates.
05:06
March 22, 2022
RICS Responsible Business Framework - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the RICS Responsible Business Framework. This is essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates in relation to the Sustainability competency, as well as any candidates on the Facilities Management pathway. You can download a full copy of the Framework here.
04:22
March 15, 2022
ESG Ratings and Measurement - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and how it is measured. ESG is becoming an important corporate and investment requirement, so all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates need to be aware of it in relation to the Sustainability  competency.
05:52
March 08, 2022
Impact of Hart v Large - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the impact of the Hart v Large case on residential surveyors. You can read more about the case itself in this blog. This is essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on the Residential or Valuation pathways, or any candidates with Valuation as a technical competency.
04:21
March 01, 2022
IPMS Update - Hot Topic Highlight
Today we take a look at the latest International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) update. This is essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates undertaking the Measurement competency, as well as qualified Chartered Surveyors.
05:35
February 22, 2022
RICS Guidance Note Japanese Knotweed and Residential Property 1st Edition - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the new RICS Guidance Note Japanese Knotweed and Residential Property 1st Edition. This is essential listening for residential RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates pursuing the Inspection and Valuation competencies. Although the guidance is primarily aimed at residential surveyors, it is of wider relevance to any candidates with Inspection or Valuation as technical competencies.
12:08
February 15, 2022
Top Tips for APC Success - RICS APC Lifeline
This week guest contributor Alice McCusker gives us her top tips for APC Success! 
02:24
February 08, 2022
2022 Submission Process - RICS APC Lifeline
In this week’s blog, we look at the new submission process for RICS APC candidates submitting for final assessment in Spring 2022.
04:52
February 01, 2022
RICS Bichard Review - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the RICS Bichard Review, an independent review into the RICS’ purpose, governance and strategy. This is essential reading for all RICS AssocRICS and APC candidates, as well as qualified surveyors.
04:52
January 25, 2022
Class MA Permitted Development Right - Hot Topic Highlight
Today we look at the new Class MA permitted development (PD) right. This is essential listening for RICS APC Planning & Development candidates, as well as any candidates involved in advising clients on planning and potential uses for commercial premises.
03:44
January 18, 2022
How to Bounce Back from APC Referral - RICS APC Lifeline
“Unfortunately you have been unsuccessful in your assessment. To support you coming forward again you will receive a feedback report shortly. Further details on the next steps will be sent to you.” In today's podcast, guest contributor Olivia Proudley (https://www.proudleyassociates.com) examines how to bounce back from APC referral.
09:16
January 11, 2022
RICS APC Lifeline - Top CPD Record Tips!
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02:37
December 14, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Red Book Consultation 2022
In this week’s podcast, we look at the RICS’ consultation on the RICS Valuation – Global Standards (Red Book Global). This is essential listening for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates with Valuation as a competency, as well as any qualified RICS Registered Valuers.
03:39
December 07, 2021
First Homes Scheme - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the Government’s First Homes scheme. This is essential listening for any candidates with Planning or Purchase & Sale as a technical competency, as well as any candidates who are involved with affordable housing or the wider residential property market.
04:02
November 23, 2021
Use of Social Media: Guidance for RICS Members - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the new RICS Regulation paper on the Use of Social Media: Guidance for RICS Members (Version 1). We will cover some of the key principles of the guidance in this blog article.
04:44
November 16, 2021
NPPF 3 - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s blog, we look at the changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), now in it’s 3rd edition, published on 20 July 2021. This is essential reading for Planning & Development pathway RICS APC candidates, as well as any candidates involved in the planning process.
05:48
November 09, 2021
RICS Independent Review by Alison Levitt QC - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the outcome of the RICS Independent Review by Alison Levitt QC. This is essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates, as well as qualified RICS Members.
07:00
November 02, 2021
Log Book and Case Study Template - RICS APC Lifeline
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at our top tips relating to the RICS APC Log Book and Case Study Template.
04:46
October 19, 2021
Book Launch! How to Become a Chartered Surveyor
Thinking about a career in property or construction? Thinking of becoming of Chartered Surveyor? How to Become a Chartered Surveyor, written by co-founder of Property Elite, Jen Lemen, demystifies the process and provides a clear road map for candidates to follow. The book outlines potential pathways and practice areas within the profession and includes the breadth and depth of surveying, from commercial, residential and project management, to geomatics and quantity surveying.
03:08
October 12, 2021
RICS Strategic Public Sector Asset Management Global (3rd Edition) 2021 - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the new RICS Strategic Public Sector Asset Management Global (3rd Edition) 2021.
03:46
October 05, 2021
Fire Safety Act 2021 - Hot Topic Highlight
All APC and AssocRICS candidates need to have an understanding and awareness of fire safety. You can read our previous articles on fire safety in our blog archive. Today, we will be focussing on the Fire Safety Act 2021. This sits within the wider context of Government reform relating to fire and building safety, e.g., Building Safety Bill, which we will focus on in future blog articles.
03:42
September 28, 2021
RICS Automated Valuation Models Roadmap - Hot Topic Highlight
In this week’s podcast, we look at the RICS Automated Valuation Models (AVM) roadmap. This is part of RICS’ response to the growing use of AVMs by the property industry and likely to lead to new guidance, standards and content. This is essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates pursuing the Valuation and Loan Security Valuation competencies.
06:37
September 21, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Guidance Note Land Measurement for Planning and Development Purposes (1st Edition) (May 2021)
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the new RICS Guidance Note Land Measurement for Planning and Development Purposes. This is essential reading for candidates pursuing the Measurement competency, as well as Planning & Development pathway candidates.
03:50
August 31, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight - Flexible Leasing Case Study at Kingland, Poole
In this week's podcast, we take a look at a flexible leasing case study at Kingland, Poole. This is essential reading for any candidates pursuing the (commercial property) Leasing & Letting competency. It will also be interesting reading for any candidates involved in redevelopment or regeneration schemes and investment or asset management.
08:20
August 10, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Guidance Note Valuation of Individual New-Build Homes 3rd Edition
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the RICS Guidance Note Valuation of Individual New-Build Homes 3rd Edition. This is essential listening for RICS APC and AssocRICS Valuation and Residential candidates, as well as candidates on other pathways involved with valuing residential property. The full Guidance Note can be downloaded on the RICS website.
10:28
August 03, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – Replacement of LIBOR
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the replacement of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). This is essential listening for RICS APC Property Finance & Investment candidates, as well as candidates on other pathways pursuing Property Finance & Funding as a technical competency. It will also be of relevance to candidates advising on interest rates to be used in residual land valuations and development appraisals, as well as asset and investment managers.
04:12
July 27, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Guidance Note Asbestos: Legal Requirements and Best Practice for Property Professionals and Clients 4th Edition
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the new RICS Guidance Note Asbestos: Legal Requirements and Best Practice for Property Professionals and Clients 4th Edition. This is essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates, particularly in relation to the mandatory Health & Safety competency. It is also relevant to the Inspection and Legal/Regulatory Compliance competencies. The full Guidance Note can be downloaded on the RICS website. You can read more about the basics relating to asbestos in our previous blog article. Whilst the Guidance Note is specific to UK legislation, it is of wider international application and represents best practice. In this article, the term ACM is used to denote Asbestos Containing Material. In other contexts, it is sometimes used to denote Aluminium Cladding Material and the differences should be noted in their use by candidates. If in doubt, state the full name rather than the acronym.
07:56
July 20, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Guidance Note Assessing Viability in Planning under the NPPF 2019 for England
In this weeks podcast, we take a look at the new RICS Guidance Note Assessing Viability in Planning under the NPPF 2019 for England. This is essential reading for RICS APC Planning & Development candidates, as well as any candidates pursuing Planning as a technical competency. The full Guidance Note can be downloaded on the RICS website.
07:30
July 13, 2021
RICS Defining Our Future summary
This week we take a look at the RICS Defining Our Future: Summary of Responses
04:52
June 15, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – Valuation Duty of Care Caselaw
In this week’s blog, we take a look at caselaw relating to a valuer’s duty of care. In future blogs, we will look at other areas of valuation caselaw, such as the margin of acceptable error. Always remember that claims are a complex area. Legal advice should always be sought if in doubt or in the event of a claim. This blog is, therefore, essential reading for all candidates pursuing Valuation as a technical competency, irrespective of your pathway.
05:48
June 08, 2021
Career Progression Highlight – FRICS
In this week’s blog, we look at why you might want to become a Fellow of the RICS (FRICS) and how this can provide a boost to your career prospects. You can read the full guidance and access the application procedure via the RICS website.
05:44
May 25, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Guidance Note Technical Due Diligence of Commercial Property 1st Edition
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the RICS Guidance Note Technical Due Diligence of Commercial Property. This is essential reading particularly for RICS APC and AssocRICS Building Surveying candidates, as well as candidates involved with acquisition due diligence for commercial property purchases.
05:32
May 18, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – Zoning and ITZA
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at zoning – a method of valuation analysis for retail property. This is essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates with Valuation as a technical competency.
06:08
May 11, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – Agriculture Act 2020
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at some of the key points of the Agriculture Act 2020. Essential reading for RICS APC candidates on the Rural pathway, as well as candidates on other pathways involved with rural or agricultural property or land.
07:06
May 03, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – Inclusive Environments
In this week's podcast, we look at five key topics relevant to the Inclusive Environments competency. This is a level 1 mandatory competency on all pathways, so it is essential listening for RICS APC candidates.
07:02
April 27, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight - Hart v Large
In this week's podcast, we take a look at the key legal case of Hart v Large. This will be of relevance to all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates, particularly those involved in any aspect of residential surveying or delivering home surveys to consumers.  You can read the full judgement in the Court of Appeal, which dismissed the appeal and upheld the High Court’s judgement.
06:33
April 20, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Global Code of Practice Procurement of Facility Management (1st Edition)
In this week's podcast, we look at the new RICS Global Code of Practice Procurement of Facility Management 1st Edition. This is essential listening for candidates on the Facilities Management (FM) pathway, as well as candidates on other pathways involved in the provision of FM services.
08:08
April 13, 2021
RICS APC Lifeline – Senior Professional Final Assessment Interview
In this week's podcast, we look at the Senior Professional Assessment (SPA) final assessment interview. If you use the Search box at the top of our blog pages, you can check out our previous articles looking at other elements of the SPA assessment process.
06:04
April 06, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight - RICS Guidance Note, Valuation of Properties in Multi-Storey, Multi-Occupancy Residential Buildings with Cladding
This podcast summarises what you need to know about the new RICS Guidance Note, Valuation of Properties in Multi-Storey, Multi-Occupancy Residential Buildings with Cladding (1st Edition). This is essential listening for any candidates who are involved in valuing residential property, particularly in relation to the Valuation and Loan Security Valuation competencies.
07:24
March 30, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight - Measurement Tools
This podcast discusses the Measurement technical competency, which relates to the data capture and measurement of land and property. Specifically, we will be looking at measuring tools, limitations and how to measure accurately. It is essential listening for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on a wide range of pathways, including Environmental Surveying, Geomatics, Planning & Development, Land & Resources, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Real Estate, Facilities Management, Residential, Valuation, Building Control and Building Surveying.
06:02
March 16, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight - Development Appraisals
This podcast discusses the Development Appraisals technical competency, which relates to the ‘commercial and/or public assessment of a property or infrastructure based development scheme and its appraisal from inception through to completion’.
05:16
March 09, 2021
RICS APC Lifeline - Final Assessment Preparation
Today's Podcast will help you check that you are on the right path with your RICS APC final assessment submission. Essential listening for RICS APC candidates.
07:36
March 02, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – Fire Safety Update (2020)
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at a variety of hot topics relating to fire safety. These include the EWS1 forms, International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS), PAS 79-1 and 2:2020 and changes to Approved Document B. This is essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates in relation to the Health & Safety mandatory competency, as well as any candidates undertaking Fire Safety as a technical competency.
06:36
February 23, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Professional Statement Cost Prediction 1st Edition
In this week’s podcast, we look at the new RICS Professional Statement Cost Prediction 1st Edition. Essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on the Quantity Surveying & Construction and Project Management pathways. The full Professional Statement can be downloaded on the RICS website.
04:20
February 16, 2021
RICS APC Lifeline – Counsellor Sign Off Process
In this week’s podcast, we look at the RICS APC final Counsellor sign-off process which takes place via the Assessment Resource Centre (ARC).
07:13
February 09, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – Government Residential Leasehold Reform
In this week’s podcast, we look at the Government proposals to reform residential leasehold tenure. This is essential listening for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates with any involvement in residential property.
03:59
February 02, 2021
RICS APC Lifeline - Final Assessment Submission
This podcast will help you check that you are on the right path with your RICS APC final assessment submission. This is relevant to both RICS APC structured training, straight to assessment and preliminary review candidates.
09:13
January 26, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Update Spring 2021
In this week’s podcast, we look at three key RICS updates for the Spring 2021 RICS APC and AssocRICS assessments.
04:55
January 19, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight - Government How to Rent: The Checklist for Renting in England Guide
In this week’s blog, we take a look at the Government’s new version of the How to Rent: The Checklist for Renting in England guide. A copy can be downloaded here.
06:07
January 12, 2021
Hot Topic Highlight - Government Construction Playbook
In this week’s blog, we discuss ‘The Construction Playbook’, newly published Government Guidance on sourcing and contracting public works.
08:53
January 05, 2021
RICS APC and AssocRICS Lifeline - All About AssocRICS
In this week’s podcast, Property Elite give you 10 top tips to ace your AssocRICS submission. This is based on our experience of supporting many happy AssocRICS candidates to success.
06:19
December 15, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight – Planning White Paper
In this week’s podcast, Property Elite take a look at the Government’s Planning White Paper, Planning for the Future. This is essential listening for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on the Planning & Development pathway, as well as any candidates with any involvement with the planning process or development work.
05:41
December 08, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight - Covid-19 Code of Practice
In this week’s podcast, Property Elite take a look at the Government Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This is essential listening for all RICS APC and AssocRICS Commercial Real Estate candidates, as well as those on other pathways who provide advice on commercial property.
05:43
December 01, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight - Motivation
In this week’s podcast, Property Elite consultant, Abigail Blumzon BArch (Hons) MSc, MRICSoutlines motivation theory, and how it can be applied in practice.
09:02
October 06, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – Counsellor Sign Off Process
In this week’s podcast, we look at the RICS APC final Counsellor sign-off process which takes place via the Assessment Resource Centre (ARC). This is a common area for confusion and stress, which is easily avoidable with advance planning and communication with your Counsellor. Make sure you help them to help you and don’t make the process any more challenging than it needs to be!
07:15
September 15, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – CPD
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the CPD requirements for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates, together with our top tips for getting your CPD record right first time.
07:59
September 08, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight – Use Class Changes 2020
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the amendments to the planning use classes effective 1 September 2020. Essential listening for most candidates sitting their RICS APC this Autumn, particularly if you have any involvement with planning, development, landlord & tenant and agency work.
04:56
September 01, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight - Development/Project Briefs
Essential listening for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on the project management pathway, as well as any other candidates (e.g. Planning & Development) who are pursuing the Development/Project Briefs competency or professionals who want to improve or hone their project management skill-set.
07:28
August 18, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – ARC Structured Training Diary
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the ARC structured training diary. What is it, who is it for and how should you fill it in? Essential listening for RICS APC candidates on the structured training routes.
05:38
August 04, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight – Changes to Electrical Safety Requirements in the Private Rented Sector
Property Elite Consultant Jane Forsyth BA (Hons) MRICS, FIRPM outlines the requirements of the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.
05:21
July 21, 2020
RICS AssocRICS Lifeline – 10 Top Tips to Ace Your AssocRICS
In this week’s blog, we give you our 10 top tips to ace your AssocRICS submission. This is based on our experience of supporting many happy AssocRICS candidates to AssocRICS success.
05:54
July 14, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline - Extension to Session 2 2020 Submission Dates
In this week’s blog, we look at the recent RICS announcement to provide an extenuating circumstances extension to the Session 2 2020 submission dates. Essential reading for all RICS APC candidates who may have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown measures.
04:10
July 07, 2020
Guest Blog - Cashflow Considerations post Covid-19 and Supply Chain Protection Mechanisms
In this week’s guest podcast, Alexandra Dorling MRICS, Senior MEP Cost Consultant at CBRE and Consultant at Property Elite, takes a look at cashflow considerations post Covid-19 and supply chain protection mechanisms that could be implemented. Essential listening for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on various pathways, including Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying and Project Management. However, all candidates need to be aware of the impact of Covid-19 on the property and construction industries, so wider knowledge will set you in good stead for your final assessment interview.
05:48
June 30, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight - RIBA Plan of Work 2020
In this week's blog, we take a look at the new RIBA Plan of Work 2020. Essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on various pathways, including Project Management, Building Surveying and Planning & Development.
03:40
June 23, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline - RICS APC Referral Support and Advice
This week, we look at what to do if you have been referred at your RICS APC final assessment interview or preliminary review submission.
08:23
June 02, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – Structured Training
In this week’s blog, we take a look at the RICS APC structured training route and introduce our new free templates for your diary and summary of experience.
06:20
May 26, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight - Changes to RICS Minimum PII Requirements (May 2020)
In this week’s blog, we look at the latest changes to RICS’ minimum Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) policy wording from 1 May 2020. Essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates, together with MRICS and FRICS chartered surveyors.
04:40
May 12, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline - Top 5 Case Study Presentation Visual Aid Tips
Today, we will focus on our top 5 tips to perfect your case study presentation visual aid. This is because how to get your visual aid right is a very common question we are asked by RICS APC candidates leading up to their final assessment interview. This is particularly important given that all UK RICS APC final assessment interviews will be online until 31 July 2020.
04:41
April 28, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline - 10 Ways to Keep Your APC on Track During Covid-19
In this week's podcast, we look at the various ways that you can keep your APC on track during Covid-19. This follows the positive news that despite the Covid-19 outbreak, RICS are still planning to run all APC assessment interviews as scheduled. Until 31 July 2020, these will all take place online.
07:47
April 21, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight – Advising Clients During Covid-19
We take a look at how the Covid-19 outbreak may be affecting the reasoned advice that you give to your clients. Essential listening for RICS APC candidates sitting their final assessment interviews in Session 1 2020.
07:24
April 14, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – CPD Requirements and Resources
In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the RICS CPD requirements for candidates and qualified members. We also take a look at some of our favourite CPD resources, including our bespoke CPD webinar.
07:36
April 07, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight – Are You Working Comfortably?
In this week’s blog, we take a look at an issue which affects our personal and professional lives; safe and healthy workstation use, together with relevant guidance and legislation. This is particularly relevant given the requirement for home working due to Covid-19. It is also very topical for your RICS APC in relation to the mandatory health & safety competency.
06:07
March 31, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – Online Final Assessment Interviews
This podcast will focus on your RICS APC final assessment interview, specifically in the context of interviews being brought online for Session 1 2020.
10:30
March 24, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – Proposer and Seconders Process
In this week’s blog, we look at the proposer and seconders process. This is a key component of applying for your RICS APC final assessment interview.
04:52
March 16, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – What is the 6 year rule?
In this week’s blog, we take a look at the 6 year rule – clarifying what this might mean for you and your APC. We have been asked about this many times, so we now have official clarification from RICS on the issue for you.
03:54
March 02, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – Inflight Candidate Guidance
In this week’s blog, we look at the RICS guidance for inflight candidates published in February 2020. This will apply if you enrolled on your APC prior to 1 January 2017 and are currently using the Word document templates.
04:33
February 24, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight – RICS Professional Statement, Code for Leasing Business Premises (2020, 1st Edition)
In this week’s blog, we take a look at the new RICS Professional Statement, Code for leasing business premises, England and Wales (1st Edition).
07:54
February 17, 2020
RICS APC and AssocRICS Lifeline – Word Count
This week, we are taking a look at a vital requirement of your RICS APC or AssocRICS final assessment submission; the word count. We have been asked about this multiple times in recent weeks, so we wanted to make sure that we shared the love more widely!
09:15
January 28, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline - All About your Final Assessment Submission
This podcast  will help you check that you are on the right path with your RICS APC final assessment submission. Essential listening for RICS APC candidates.
05:37
January 21, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight - 5th Money Laundering Directive
In this week’s podcast, we will be taking a look at the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019, otherwise known as the 5th Money Laundering Directive.
05:25
January 16, 2020
Hot Topic Highlight - Home Survey Standard (1st Edition), Professional Statement
In this week's podcast, we take a look at the new RICS Home Survey Standard (1st Edition), Professional Statement. Essential reading for all RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates undertaking condition-based residential property surveys.
05:35
January 06, 2020
RICS APC Lifeline – Spring 2020 Final Assessment Submission Dates
Could this be the year that you achieve AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS status? If so, keep listening to find out five things you need to do if you are submitting your final assessment submission this Spring.
06:21
January 02, 2020
5 Festive APC preparation tips if you are sitting this Spring
In this week’s blog, we recommend 5 things you should be doing this festive season if you are looking to submit your RICS APC final assessment submission this Spring.
04:12
December 10, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Changes to the Red Book Global 2020
This week, we look at the new edition of RICS Valuation – Global Standards (Red Book Global). This will take effect from 31 January 2020.
04:39
December 03, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - How do I choose the right RICS APC assessment route?
This week, we look at why it is so important to choose the right RICS APC assessment route at the outset.
05:15
November 26, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Changes to RICS Regulation (Nov 2019)
This week, we look at further changes to rules relating to RICS regulation.
03:37
November 19, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Ethics
This week, we look at why ethics are an essential part of your RICS APC or AssocRICS assessment.
01:18
November 11, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - RICS Client Money Protection
This week, we take a look at the new RICS Professional Statement, Client Money Handling (1st Edition, October 2019).
05:11
November 05, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - Top 5 Case Study Presentation Handout Tips
We focus on our top 5 tips to perfect your case study presentation handout. This is because how to get your handout right is a very common question we are asked by RICS APC candidates leading up to their final assessment interview.
03:21
October 29, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - 8 things you need to know about your RICS APC Final Assessment Submission
We’ve been asked a variety of questions over the past few months in relation to the RICS requirements for the final assessment submission.  Here’s our top 8 things you need to know if you are submitting to sit your interview during Session 2 2019. 
05:36
October 25, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - 4 More for Summer 2019!
This week, we take a look at 4 more hot topics for Summer 2019. Essential reading for AssocRICS and RICS APC candidates.
06:16
October 25, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - Top 5 Proof Reading Tips
This week, we will be looking at our top 5 tips for proof reading  your RICS APC or AssocRICS final assessment submission.
03:34
October 25, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - RICS Guidance Note, Valuation of Development Property
In this week’s blog, we look at the new RICS Guidance Note, Valuation of Development Property (1st Edition, October 2019). This replaces the former Valuation Information Paper (VIP) 12, Valuation of Development Land. It should be read in conjunction with RICS Valuation – Global Standards 2017 (Red Book), which incorporates IVS 410 – Development Property.
04:30
October 22, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - RICS Guidance Note, Comparable Evidence in Real Estate Valuation
In this week’s blog, we take a look at the latest RICS Guidance Note, Comparable Evidence in Real Estate Valuation (1st Edition, October 2019). This replaces the former Information Paper (1st Edition), Comparable Evidence in Property Valuation.
05:35
October 15, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - 3 Hot Topics for Autumn 2019
In this week’s podcast, we look at three hot topics for this Autumn’s RICS APC final assessment interviews: 1. International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) 2. RICS Fire Safety Guide 3. National Design Guide
06:08
October 08, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - Perfecting Your Presentation
Today's podcast  will focus on your final assessment - specifically about how you can perfect your case study presentation.
06:35
September 30, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - RICS Policy Priorities for 2019/2020
In this week’s blog, we look at the RICS’ policy priorities for 2019/2020.
05:07
September 24, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - RICS Guidance Note Party Wall Legislation and Procedure (7th Edition)
In this podcast, we look at the revised RICS Guidance Note, Party Wall Legislation and Procedure (7th Edition, August 2019). Essential reading for AssocRICS and RICS APC candidates.
06:32
September 09, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Impacts of the Tenant Fees Act 2019
In this blog, we take a look at how the Tenant Fees Act 2019 is affecting the residential sector and inventory taking. Essential reading for residential AssocRICS and RICS APC candidates.
07:05
August 07, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Regulation of Property Agents
Jane Forsyth BA (Hons) MRICS, FIRPM outlines the recommendations of the Final Report of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, on the regulation, training, and licensing of agents, and the sweeping changes suggested for the leasehold sector.  Property Elite’s sole aim is to build better property professionals - supporting your career every step of the way, whether you are an AssocRICS or RICS APC candidate or a MRICS or FRICS Chartered Surveyor simply seeking engaging CPD.
06:57
July 23, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Summer 2019
This week, we will be looking at some of the hottest topics for this Autumn's RICS APC assessments.  Government intention to outlaw new ground rents and leasehold houses Government Advice Note on residential building balconies Changes to VAT on construction services Changes to CIL and Section 106 New Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Definition Framework Changes to the Model Commercial Lease
07:59
July 09, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Have Pride!
RICS brought in new APC pathways for candidates enrolling from 1 August 2018. These include two amended/new mandatory competencies, Diversity, inclusion and teamworking and Inclusive environments. Essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates. 
07:59
June 18, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Financial Viability Assessments
This week, we will be looking at the new RICS Professional Statement Financial viability in planning: conduct and reporting (1st Ed, May 2019).  Essential reading for RICS APC and AssocRICS candidates on a range of pathways, including Planning and Development.
07:16
June 11, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Permitted Development Rights
This week, we will be looking at permitted development rights and some of the changes to them made in 2019. Essential listening for RICS APC and AssocRICS on a range of pathways, including Planning and Development.
05:14
June 05, 2019
Partnership Announcement with Gradfeed! Plus - Hot Topic Highlight - Soft Skills
Property Elite are proud to announce that we will be partnering with Gradfeed. Find out more below about who Gradfeed are and how they are helping to connect cognate and non cognate students with employers in the property industry.  We will also look at what they have to say about soft skills, in our hot topic highlight later on in this blog article. You can also listen to the audio version of our blog at Anchor.
07:02
May 28, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Arbitrator vs. Independent Expert
In our experience, many RICS APC candidates find it difficult to get to grips with the differences between an Arbitrator and an Independent Expert and why an Expert Witness is not the same as an Independent Expert. This week's blog article seeks to dispel any confusion and equip you with the knowledge to ace your RICS APC final assessment interview.  As well as forming part of the mandatory Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures RICS APC competency, this will be relevant for any commercial, valuation or residential RICS APC candidates who deal with leases.  In particular, in this article we will focus on dispute resolution for rent review instructions. We will look at lease renewals and PACT in a future article. We have already considered dispute resolution in general in a previous blog article, so this article will be a great place to continue furthering your knowledge of dispute resolution.
11:42
May 21, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - How to Buy Guide (Residential)
Purchase & sale is a core technical RICS APC competency on the residential pathway, as well as being frequently selected on many other pathways such as valuation, commercial (if you deal with mixed-use schemes) or planning & development. This week, we will be taking a look at the Government's newly published How to Buy a Home Guide.  This supplements a number of other guides, such as How to Rent, How to Rent a Safe Home, How to Let, How to Lease and How to Sell a Home. The guides all provide basic advice on various aspects of residential property for tenants, landlords, leaseholders, home buyers and sellers. Each provides a concise overview of the relevant process and flags up potential areas of concern or conflict.  It should be noted that the guidance relates to England and Wales, as the transactional process is different in other geographic areas, including Scotland.
09:40
May 14, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Fire Safety
Fire safety is an essential component of a number of RICS APC competencies, including Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Construction Technology & Environmental Services, Design & Specification and Legal/Regulatory Compliance. This blog article will give you an overview of fire safety and what you might need to know for you RICS APC.
07:28
May 08, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Pledge to End Leasehold Abuse
This week, Jane Forsyth BA (Hons) MRICS, FIRPM discusses the recent pledge to crack down on leasehold abuse. You can also read the pledge in full and the Government's announcement online. A Chartered Surveyor, qualified (non-practising) solicitor and a Fellow of the IRPM, Jane contributed towards the Commission’s research and is one of the stakeholders named in the consultation document.
08:33
May 02, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Methods of Sale
This week, we will be looking at the different methods of selling a property. This applies to both the residential and commercial sectors. This will be an essential component of your knowledge and advice relating to the Purchase & Sale RICS APC competency.
07:49
April 22, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - RICS APC Senior Professional Assessment Competencies
In today's audioblog we will discuss the three Senior Professional competencies and how you can meet them in your final assessment submission.
06:25
April 16, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - 5 Common RICS APC Mistakes
According to RICS, the RICS APC referral rate is nearly 40% because candidates don't: Understand what's included in the process Know how to demonstrate their competencies Show evidence of their technical knowledge and professional experience So, in today's podcast, we are going to look at 5 key areas where we have seen RICS APC candidates struggle in the written submission and final assessment interview. We will also give you advice on how to avoid these and seek success in your RICS APC final assessment interview this Spring.
09:49
April 10, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - 5 things to know for your Spring 2019 RICS APC
Today, we will be discussing 5 things to know for your Spring 2019 RICS APC - make sure you know about those relevant to your chosen pathway and experience.
11:20
April 03, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Right to Manage Consultation
Our Hot Topic Highlight podcast series will arm you with information on the hottest topics - ready to tackle an important client meeting or begin revising for your RICS APC final assessment. This episode will focus on the highlights of the Law Commission’s open consultation on Right to Manage.
09:47
March 27, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - Top 5 RICS APC Revision Tips
Our RICS APC Lifeline podcast series aims to equip you with the information, knowledge and skills to pass your APC with flying colours.  In this episode,  we give you our top 5 tips to revise for your RICS APC this Spring. 
05:30
March 25, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Sustainability
This episode will focus on sustainability, in particular the new Better Buildings Partnership Acquisitions Sustainability Toolkit. 
11:35
March 25, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Networking
In this episode,  Property Elite are proud to announce that we will be partnering with CREation Property Network. We also discuss the benefits of networking for RICS APC candidates.
04:55
March 25, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Ready for 2018? General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
In this episode,  we will focus on what you need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 
14:31
March 25, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Break Clauses
In this episode, we will focus on break clauses - what are they and why can they be so contentious?
10:29
March 25, 2019
RICS Alert - Summer 2017 Red Book Update
In this episode,  we will focus on what you need to know as a valuer about the latest update to RICS Valuation - Global Standards 2017 (otherwise known as the Red Book).
07:49
March 25, 2019
RICS Alert - Money Laundering Regulations Update
In this episode, we will focus on what you need to know about the latest update to money laundering regulations.
07:49
March 25, 2019
RICS APC Lifeline - All About your Final Assessment Submission
Our RICS APC Lifeline podcast series aims to equip you with the information, knowledge and skills to pass your APC with flying colours. In this episode, we help you check that you are on the right path with your final assessment submission.
07:49
March 25, 2019
RICS APC Life Line - Communication and Negotiation
Our RICS APC Lifeline podcast series aims to equip you with the information, knowledge and skills to pass your APC with flying colours. In this episode,  we will focus on communication, which is one half of a mandatory RICS APC competency (Communication and Negotiation).
13:48
March 25, 2019