Landlord & Tenant – Essential APC Preparation Guide… Interested?


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DeLever are considering commissioning the production of an APC guide to Landlord and Tenant, incorporating the essential knowledge base from an active and APC aware / involved Chartered Surveyor and a massive list of knowledge based questions as essential learning / preparation for APC candidates…

John Faulkner FRICS
Commercial and Residential Property Surveyor
RICS Registered Valuer
Principle of the JFPC Valuation School
RICS Training Advisor

Hard copy A4, spiral bound, posted to you.

Guide Price:
£35+VAT per copy + postage & packing (discounts available for volume sales)

In addition:
We are also considering asking John to provide you the additional opportunity and support to attend a DeLever ONLINE APC Masterclass (£35+VAT per ticket) discussing the questions and answers listed in the hard copy document?

SO, what I need to know from you is:


If the answer is YES, email me at    and register your interest?

Tell your colleagues, contacts and friends to email me too and register their interest… As soon as we hear we can gauge interest and if it looks positive we will commission this product and provide you with some fantastic APC support…

Many thanks

Kind regards

DeLever APC Training & Support – NEW ‘Whats On This Month’ Brochure

DeLever APC Training & SupportNEW ‘Whats On This Month’

Whats On This Month

We have produced this NEW format information sheet to aid and assist anyone undertaking their APC to finding Great Value Support and resources (Some of them FREE) to assist in their APC development.

Click Here to Download: DeLever Whats On This Month – September 2013

Grab the free stuff, read the APC ‘Intelligence’ sections

AND use the discount voucher for a DeLever

ONLINE APC Masterclass, before 31 September 2013…

It couldn’t be easier…. (well it probably could, but you get the idea!)

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Question of the Week: Competency Achievement


Graduate Chartered Surveyor at Residential Surveyors in Scotland
I am on the residential survey and valuation pathway. I hit my core comps on a daily basis, as well as 2 other ones from the optional comps list. However, I do not get enough experience for the 3rd comp and plus comp to level 2. Any ideas?? Since it is to level 2 only, can i carry out desk based research without any practical experience? Also, is it possible to utilise my previous experience in other roles and apply this to the comps?




I would advise caution.

The APC Assessors are trained to seek out ‘Real-Life’ experience for all Level 2 and 3 competencies. Knowledge development (Level 1) alone will not be enough for you to achieve Level 2 or higher competencies.

You have not mentioned your APC Route? This may have further implications / advice on the previous experience bit???

A few thoughts of how you can progress this and focus on your APC training:

1. Review your OPTIONAL competencies? Maybe select others that are better suited.

++IMPORTANT++ Are you aware that RICS have now combined Residential Survey, Residential Property and Housing Management Pathways intone ‘Residential’ pathway??? This may give you much more option. However, I would suggest you discuss any pathway change (however slight) with your supervisor, counsellor and Membership Operations.

2. Seek secondment opportunities? This is not always easy and should be discussed with your employer

3. Seek work shadowing opportunities? This again is something to discuss with your employer, however, I don’t think this is as good as secondment.

4. Mock experience? This needs to be considered VERY CAREFULLY. For example if your employer manages properties that you can gain access to and you produce a piece of work in parallel to a colleague in your office who is doing it for real and then you compare and contrast your example and learn from the experience. Maybe your counsellor could play the role of the client and provide you with heads of terms etc… Also I would expect you to do your version in your own time as you still have the day job to do.
This is a part way towards Level 2 but personally I feel it is not completely sufficient.

5. Scary Option! Get a new Job that does cover the competencies. This, in the current market, is not really good advice, BUT it is an option. However, careful consideration because you don’t want to go from one job to another that doesn’t provide the full breadth of competencies.

6. Take your time! Remember the APC is about competence not time served! Therefore you can spend more time gaining broader experience and not focussing on the minimum timescales to get to the Final Assessment. Trust me..! You ONLY want top sit this assessment ONCE!

I hope this helps

Kind regards

DeLever / JFPC – Valuation and Landlord & Tenant Workshop

DeLever / JFPC Valuation Workshop

24th & 25th September 2013 – Bedford (nr Milton Keynes)


Everything you need on Valuation and Landlord & Tenant. 

For Commercial , Residential, Rural and Valuation candidates

A fantastic APC preparation opportunity if you are sitting your assessment soon
Delivered by John Faulkner FRICS – Registered Valuer / RICS Training Advisor



FREE DeLever APC Resource CDROM for every delegate


Full details & Booking here:



DeLever APC ONLINE Masterclasses – 24 Hour SALE

24 HOUR SALE DeLever ONLINE Masterclasses

Evening online training covering the APC Process, mandatory and technical competencies.

More information and booking Our Masterclasses are excellent for gaining knowledge and understanding of the APC process and the mandatory and technical competencies, or a great revision aide for the final assessment.

30% off selected masterclasses from 12 noon today until noon tomorrow, don’t miss out! This offer DOES NOT include Masterclass Recordings and is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, sorry.

It is available for:

APC Process RICS Templates and Submission Documents – 5pm, 4th Sept 13
The Critical Analysis – 7.15pm, 4th Sept 13

Mandatory Competencies Masterclass I covering: (M003, M004, M010) Client care, Communication and negotiation, Team working – 7.30pm, 3rd Sept 13 Masterclass II covering: (M001, M002, M007) Accounting principles and procedures, Business planning, Data Management – 7.30pm, 10th Sept 13

Building Surveying Construction Technology and Environmental Services (T013) – 7.30pm, 9th Sept 13

Project Management Commercial Management of Construction (T010) – 6pm, 5th Sept 13 Construction Technology and Environmental Services (T013) – 7.30pm, 9th Sept 13 Passing Project Management Key Tips – 7.30pm, 11th Sept 13 Project Evaluation (T066) – 8.15pm, 12th Sept 13

Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management of Construction (T010) – 6pm, 5th Sept 13 Design Economics and Cost Planning (T022) – 8.15pm, 5th Sept 13 Due Diligence (T025) – 6pm, 12th Sept 13 Project Evaluation (T066) – 8.15pm, 12th Sept 13


FREE DeLever APC Forum Online – 17th September 2013 – 12 noon to 2pm

squareFREE DeLever APC Forum Online – 17th September 2013 – 12 noon to 2pm
Come and meet LIVE with Jon Lever FRICS Online for a couple of hours and discuss your APC issues and queries.

We often do a 10 minute talk at the beginning and end of each APC Forum and at this APC Forum we will be doing the following:

Talk 1 – APC Final Assessment (Including Referred Candidate) tips – ALL Routes & Pathways?

Talk 2 – How does a DeLever Mock Interview work?

LIMITED PLACES:  Book your place:

We are / will also be hash (#) tagging the event.  Follow us live NOW on Twitter at #deleverapcforum10

See you there.

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