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Seminar 6 IntermediateInformation
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SRA Competency B


According to the Association of British Insurers tree-related building subsidence costs up to £500 million following a dry summer. Understandably, insurers want to minimise their risk and homeowners want to be assured that their main financial asset is secure.

Clay-shrinkage subsidence caused by trees is a complicated subject and sound advice must therefore be based on a thorough grasp of the issues.

With methods of investigation and monitoring of damaged buildings having progressed over the years - plus dramatic changes to the law - this course brings the subject up-to-date in an accessible and understandable way with detailed analysis and practical advice.

The course is aimed principally at building surveyors, structural engineers and lawyers.

What You Will Learn

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the symptoms of tree-related subsidence
  • Identify high risk tree species
  • Understand the application and limitation of risk assessments
  • Understand the process of investigation of alleged subsidence and the virtues of level monitoring as a diagnostic tool
  • Assess potential liabilities in the context of UK case law

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