Building Surveys

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Elsevier, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 338 pages
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Since the first edition was published in 1983, Building Surveys has been the core text in its field for students and professionals alike. Covering everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report, this book is a proven indispensable guide.

It considers all the structural elements required when surveying a property for example, foundations, walls and roofs as well as what to look out for and how to deal with it. Legal considerations and recent cases are used to illustrate good working practice making this a comprehensive text to this important subject.

* Based on real-life experience of professional surveyors
* Covers knowledge, techniques and equipment needed to inspect and report on a range of properties
* Legal and regulatory requirements fully updated and explained including the changed circumstances in relation to the governments Home Information Packs and in particular the relegation of the Home Condition Report to the status of optional, rather than obligatory, part of the pack.
* Claims against surveyors has resulted in the much greater us of action paragraphs in surveyors reports and new to this edition the specimen report in the book has been re-written to reflect this
* Additional colour photographs have been added which improve the readability and look of the book and enhance the text.
 

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Contents

Organization
1
House Surveys
16
Foundations
29
Walls
52
Floors
79
Roofs and Chimneys
89
Joinery and Woodwork
105
Finishes and Surfaces
117
Reports on Older Buildings
196
Reports on Leasehold Properties
212
Reports for Prospective Mortgagees
221
A Typical Building Survey Report
233
Legal Considerations
254
Dilapidations
283
Conservation and the Surveyor
296
The Surveyor as Expert Witness
311

Services
128
The Report
146
Home Condition Homebuyer and Other Pro Forma Reports
154
Reports on Nonresidential Buildings
167
Reports on Flats and Apartments
179
New Buildings and Buildings Under Construction
188
Glossary
321
Bibliography
327
List of Court Cases
329
Useful Addresses
332
Index
337
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About the author (2009)

Peter Glover qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at the age of 21 in 1967. From 1971 to 1986 he ran his own surveying practice undertaking mainly the survey and valuation of property in the London area. Since 1986 he has worked for a major national firm of surveyors and he is currently based in central London. He also contributes regularly to newspapers, magazines and journals on topics connected with the property market and building construction.

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