Residential Property Appraisal is a handbook not only for students studying surverying but also for surveyors and others involved in the appraisal of residential property for lending purposes. It focuses on the distinct professional competencies required by Mortgage Valuations and Home Buyers Surveys and Valuations, identifying and advising the reader on the extent and limitations of their activities. Generously illustrated, supported by real-life case studies and drawing on the latest research, professional and legal developments.
`…an extremely useful companion to all practising in this field.' ASI Journal April 2001
The Context. Introduction. The Appraisal Process. Carrying Out the Survey. The Diagnosis of Building Defects. Building Movement. Dampness and Thermal Insulation. Wood Rot, Insects, Pests and Troublesome Plants. Pitched and Flat Roofs. External Joinery, Windows and Doors. Internal Matters. Building Services and Drainage. The Site and Environs. Non Traditional Housing. Other Issues, Bldg Regs, Planning Listed Bldg, Flats etc. Writing the Report. Benchmark for Change. Further Reading, Useful Contacts etc. Index