Property Elite Podcast

Property Elite Podcast

By Jen Lemen
Property Elite provides support, training and CPD to RICS APC, AssocRICS and Senior Professional candidates, qualified Chartered Surveyors and students.
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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.
04:09
July 7, 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.
05:47
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.
08:22
June 2, 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.
06:19
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.
04:39
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.
04:40
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.
07:46
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.
07:35
April 7, 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.
10:29
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.
04:51
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 2, 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!
09:14
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.
05:24
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 6, 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 2, 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.
04:11
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.
04:38
December 3, 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.
03:36
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.
01:17
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 5, 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.
03:20
October 29, 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.
03:33
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.
06:15
October 25, 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. 
05:35
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.
04:29
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 8, 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.
06:34
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.
06:31
September 9, 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.
07:04
August 7, 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.
06:56
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 9, 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.
07:15
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 5, 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.
07:01
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.
11:41
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.
07:27
May 8, 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.
08:32
May 2, 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.
07:48
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.
11:19
April 3, 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. 
05:29
March 25, 2019
Hot Topic Highlight - Sustainability
This episode will focus on sustainability, in particular the new Better Buildings Partnership Acquisitions Sustainability Toolkit. 
11:34
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.
04:54
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). 
14:30
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).
07:48
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.
07:48
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.
07:48
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