Inspecting and Diagnosing Disrepair provides housing officers, surveyors, landlords, tenants, lawyers and environmental health inspectors with the essential information they need to record, diagnose and remedy disrepair. Pat Reddin presents technical information methodically, including useful diagrams to help readers to develop an understanding of building materials and structures and to advise and take action on disrepair. The book is fully up to date with the latest legislation and is essential reading for environmental health professionals, surveyors and students alike.
Introduction 1. Housing Stock 2. Materials of Construction 3. Enemies of Healthy Buildings 4. Preparing for the Inspection 5. The Inspection 6. Reporting 7. Priorities 8. Action 9. Housing and Health 10. Court Proceedings 11. Conclusion Appendix 1 Building Diagrams Appendix 2 Diagnosing Building Defects