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Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

Inspecting, 2nd Edition

By Philip Santo

Estates Gazette – 2014 – 356 pages

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    978-0-08-097131-5
    January 1st 2015
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Description

Inspections and Reports on Dwellings was originally a four volume series written in anticipation of mandatory Home Condition Reports. Since this proposal was superseded there has been an increasing recognition that purchasers of residential property require an independent professional assessment of the homes they are considering buying.

This second edition of Inspecting updates the market context within which surveyors and valuers are operating. It includes a comparison of the wider choice of survey options professional surveyors can now offer to potential clients, such as the RICS Home Survey range.

The book retains a focus on the needs of the surveyor to recognize and interpret the significance of observations on site. The book has been significantly improved by major enhancements to the structure and indexing to facilitate its use for reference purposes. The original photographs of defects have been further supplemented so there are now over 500 illustrations, each with descriptive text.

There is additional content on preparing for the inspection and on reporting, including the use of standard text, and there are expanded or completely new sections on a variety of subjects such as conservatories, renewable energy technologies and environmental issues. This edition reflects the latest approach to inspecting and reporting on Services, Risk and the challenges posed by the increasing use of innovative techniques and forms of construction.

This book is intended for all those engaged in inspecting dwellings, whether experienced, newly qualified or studying for appropriate qualifications to become members of professional institutions.

Author Bio

Philip Santo has over 35 years experience as a residential surveyor and valuer. As a consultant for RICS he has contributed to numerous important Guidance Notes and Information Papers. Regularly contributing to the RICS Residential Professional Journal, he writes the acclaimed Case Notes series and his photographs often feature in professional publications.

Name: Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Inspecting, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Estates Gazette 
Description: By Philip Santo. Inspections and Reports on Dwellings was originally a four volume series written in anticipation of mandatory Home Condition Reports. Since this proposal was superseded there has been an increasing recognition that purchasers of residential property...
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