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1st Edition

Inspecting and Diagnosing Disrepair

ISBN 9781138802087
Published November 25, 2015 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Patrick Reddin (1947–2015) was a Director of Reddin & Company Limited, Chartered Building Surveyors and Corporate Building Engineers, London, and Executive Director of ABE Enterprises. He was also a Past President of the ABE.