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.
This 6th edition has been updated to include changes in legislation and recent court cases, and highlights new concerns such as asbestos, contamination and energy efficiency in buildings. The book also contains details on the recently introduced Home Condition Report.
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 details on the Home Condition Report
About the Author
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.
FRICS, a Chartered Surveyor working in London
Table of Contents
Surveyors and their instructions
Roofs and chimneys
Joinery and carpentry
Finishes and surfaces
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
Conservation and the surveyor
The surveyor as an expert witness