Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Table of Contents
Surveyors and their instructions; House surveys; Foundations; Walls; Floors; Roofs and chimneys; Joinery and carpentry; Finishes and surfaces; Services; The report; Home Condition Report; Reports on non-residential buildings; Reports on flats and other dwellings in multiple occupation; Reports on new buildings; Reports on older buildings; Reports on leasehold properties; Reports for prospective mortgages; A typical Building Survey report; Legal considerations; Dilapidations; Conservation and the surveyor; The surveyor as an expert witness