RICS APC: Property Management

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

This evening class prepares you for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) assessment of professional competence (APC), focusing on property management.

You will review a wide range of property management issues, particularly in relation to commercial property. Emphasis will be on dealing with leasehold covenants, handling consents, dealing with service charges and other associated management issues. We will also explore relevant RICS codes and guidance and other industry-specific information.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for you if you are undertaking the RICS APC final assessment on commercial property, planning and development, residential and valuation pathways.

The course is also for you if you already have a working understanding in the subject area but would like to undertake formal continuing professional development, refreshing or enhancing your skills.

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Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
17 August 2016 2 hours Wednesday 6–8pm £60 Already started

Course content

The course will provide a technical, professional and practical outlook on the subject matter. It will support those undertaking the property management, landlord and tenant, corporate real estate management and investment management competencies of the APC.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • what property management is
  • commercial lease code
  • handling landlord’s consent under a commercial lease
  • The application of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995
  • the impact and operation of break clauses
  • an overview of service charge practice
  • associated professional and RICS codes, and guidance notes

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be delivered using a formal lecture approach, and will give you the opportunity to interact using questions and answers throughout. 

We will use a wide variety of learning methods and techniques including:

  • sharing experiences with colleagues
  • case studies
  • debate and discussion
  • presentation
  • self-directed reading and research
  • reflection
  • evaluation

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • appreciate the wide range of activities of commercial property management
  • appraise how break clauses operate and the impact that these can have on the position of the parties and on property value
  • understand the common approaches to handling landlord’s consent in a range of lease scenarios
  • compare and contrast the various frameworks that exist when dealing with service charge management
  • understand the concept of privity of contract and hoe current leasing practice is influenced by legislative requirements
  • reflect on what professional and RICS codes and guidance notes are available for property managers

The knowledge and understanding gained from this course will help you demonstrate both a technical understanding and practical appreciation of how the topic matter is used in the surveying profession.

The programme counts for two hours of formal continuing professional development. A certificate of attendance will be available after the course.