2nd Edition

Inspections and Reports on Dwellings Assessing Age

By Philip Santo Copyright 2013
    288 Pages
    by Estates Gazette

    Identifying the age of a property is a fundamental step in understanding its form of construction and in being prepared to differentiate between the characteristic defects of that age of property and defects which are more unusual and may warrant particular care in investigation and assessment. This second edition of Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Assessing Age updates the market context within which surveyors and valuers are now operating. In particular it has a new section on post-2000 properties, reflecting the profound impact of Government policies and environmental concerns on the modern urban landscape.

    The book is divided into thirteen age bands with over seventy color photographs of dwellings for each period. A commentary on each age band outlines the social, environmental and technical influences on properties being built at the time, helping to explain why they look as they do. A broad range of dwellings is covered: large and small, private and public sector, old and new, and particular features which help to place a dwelling within one of the defined periods are highlighted in comments on the photographs.

    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.

    1. Introduction: The importance of the age assessment   2. Pre 1670   3. 1670 to 1720   4. 1720 to 1770   5. 1770 to 1810   6. 1810 to 1840   7. 1840 to 1870   8. 1870 to 1900   9. 1900 to 1920   10. 1920 to 194011. 1940 to 1960   12. 1960 to 1980   13. 1980 to 2000   14. Post 2000


    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. His articles and photographs regularly feature in professional publications and he is actively involved in lecturing and training.