TFT’s 2016 Dilapidations Update Seminar

This year’s TFT Dilapidations Update Seminar will be topical, provocative and wide-ranging. Taking a theme of ‘The End of Dilapidations as we know it’, the seminar will consider the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES), its impact on dilapidations and whether it could wipe out landlords’ claims.

We will look at the new RICS Dispute Resolution Scheme, why its need, how it operates and the likely applications. The seminar will also consider Schedules of Condition and why their use is growing. We will also have a legal perspective from a member of Hogan Lovells’ Real Estate Disputes Team who will look at the current state of dilapidations law and practice and address what the future might hold. TFT speakers will include members of the Dilapidations Working Group and the Sustainability Group.

It will take place on Tuesday, 3rd May at 4pm. Venue will be TFT’s offices at 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE.

Aberdeen appoints TFT onto new sustainable development framework

Aberdeen Asset Management has launched a new framework to ensure that all aspects of sustainability are proactively considered for all their major refurbishments and new development projects in the UK.

This initiative forms part of Aberdeen’s global Responsible Property Investment strategy which includes plans to improve the sustainability and energy efficiency across its £19.3bn property portfolio. Tuffin Ferraby Taylor has been appointed onto the framework following a competitive tender process amongst ‘best-in-class’ sustainability experts.

Aberdeen’s strategy aims to ensure that all aspects of sustainability are considered including energy efficiency post occupancy evaluation, health and well being of occupiers, local community engagement and investment. Aberdeen believes that more efficient and better designed buildings, providing tenants with lowered operational costs and improved working environments will enhance further the marketability of its properties, and as a result improve returns for its clients.

This will be a key initiative for Aberdeen’s property business in 2016 and so we are pleased to be part of this framework and to be playing a part in future proofing their portfolio to the benefit of both their investors and occupiers.

Real Value Engineering – The importance of joined up thinking when it comes to sustainability


Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Guidance Note