Contamination for Valuers – Interpretation of GN13/2010

Organiser: RICS
Location: Ramada Piccadilly Hotel, Portland St, Manchester, M1 4PH

Time: 14:00 – 17:30

Cost: £195 + VAT (Members) / £250 + VAT (Non-Members)

This courses covers issues arising in connection with environmental liability and how these issues affect property values and the development processes.

Course Registration from 13:30

GN13/2010 Contamination, the environment and sustainability – implications for chartered surveyors & their clients is an important document particularly affecting chartered surveyors involved in valuation, development, commercial agency and property management.

This course will look at the implications of contamination, the environment and sustainability for valuers and anyone concerned with valuation reports. It will consider such matters as:

What is meant by contamination?

The legal requirements

Identification of contamination and other environmental factors that may affect valuations

Red Book requirements for valuing such properties

Some practical valuation examples

How to book on a course

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Manchester – Wednesday 15 June 2011 – View venue details

Who should attend

The course is primarily intended for chartered surveyors undertaking valuations or for APC candidates wanting to increase their understanding of the subject. However, it will be equally of interest to commercial agents and to those who commission or receive valuations such as bankers and investors.

Course prerequisites


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Identify and describe some of the main causes of contamination

Explain the legal implications for owners, agents, property managers and valuers of contaminated land

Understand the Red Book requirements for valuing and reporting on contaminated land

Be aware of some of the methodologies for valuing contaminated land

What is included

Course Workbook


Certificate of training course attendance

Course contents

Introducing RICS Practice Statement GN13/2010 Contamination, the environment and sustainability

What is contamination?

Understanding the law

Identifying contamination and environmental features

Reflecting contamination

What are the Red Book requirements?

Environmental factors that may affect valuations

Valuation methodologies

Reporting contamination

Reflecting specialist?s reports

Valuation Workshop using examples