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PO3006: APPLIED VALUATION (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course applies the principles of valuation taught at level 2 to more complex real world examples. Topics covered include rent reviews, compulsory purchase, property investment, property development and national and local taxation.  Numeracy and analytical skills are further developed along with expertise in the use of Excel.  In addition, the course also covers professional surveying practice, including ethics, and stimulates students to consider their career path by requiring students to prepare a CV and prepare for a mock interview.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Norman Hutchison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of PO2503 Principles of Property Valuation (Passed) or PO2505 Principles of Property Valuation (Passed) or PO2506 Principles of Property Valuation (Passed) or PO2509 Principles of Property Valuation (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PO3004 Applied Valuation (Studied)
  • PO3005 Applied Valuation (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course is intended to discuss and explore the following issues:
  • Investment Appraisal: an examination of current issues in investment appraisal
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  • Business Appraisal: financial reports; analysis of balance sheets and profit and loss accounts; valuation of specialised operational entities (eg. hotels, public houses and leisure properties)
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  • Compulsory Purchase: an examination of the role of compulsory purchase, how it operates and the valuation of assessing compensation due in different scenarios
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  • Local Taxation: an in-depth examination of the approach to the valuation of both residential and commercial properties as used to determine the annual payment of Council Tax and Business rates respectively
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  • Rent Review: how rent reviews are instigated, conducted and resolved
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  • Estate Agency: how both residential and commercial properties are disposed/purchased/leased in the market-place
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  • National Taxation: an examination of the main national UK taxes that affect property and relevant valuations that require to be undertaken
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  • Practice Management: an investigation as to how surveying organisations operate effectively and the role of the APC graduate surveyor within that structure
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    Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

    • MA Business Management-Real Estate
    • MA Property
    • MA Real Estate
    • Property Joint

    Contact Teaching Time

    76 hours

    This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

    Teaching Breakdown


    Assessment

    1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), two pieces of in-course assessment (35%) comprising an essay (20%) and report (15%) each 2,000 words, plus submission of a CV and covering letter and attendance at mock interview (5%).
    Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment

    This will take place both through tutorial discussions and practice valuation exercises.

    Feedback

    Students will receive individual written feedback on their written coursework. They will also receive model answers to selected practice exercises as well as verbal feedback in the course of tutorial discussions.

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