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This virtual classroom seminar will provide an introduction to the types of survey that are available and advise which type is best for different styles of property and client circumstances.

The session will provide an overview of common defects for all elements of a property (roof, walls, floors, electrics etc) and the implications for purchasers and property owners. We will look at improvements, extensions and building regulations compliance.

The course is suitable for anyone involved in the buying, selling, or renting of properties.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Building Surveys - which one is best and why
    • Valuation survey
    • Home buyers reports
    • Full building or structural survey
  • Common House Defects
  • Roofs
    • Ages of roofs and implications for purchasers
    • Pitched roofs
    • Flat roofs
    • Building regulation compliance
    • The damage a leak can do
  • Chimneys
    • Ventilation
    • Lead flashings
    • Sulphate attack
  • Walls
    • Damp - rising damp, condensation, and penetrating damp
    • Mortar problems - how to maintain to prolong the life of bricks
    • Cracks - an overview
    • Cavity wall tie failure - implications for purchasers
    • Injected cavity wall insulation - implications for purchasers
    • Cladding systems (Grenfell) - when to advise on a specialist survey
  • Floors
    • Red Shale - what to look for and implications for purchasers
    • Timber floors
  • Electric, gas, solid fuel, oil, and water supplies
    • Landlord responsibilities
    • Implications for purchasers
    • Building Regulation requirements
  • Windows and doors
    • UPVC
    • Timber
    • Metal
  • Drains
    • Sewers
    • Sceptic tanks
  • Defects in historic buildings
    • Repairs v improvements - the legal implications
  • Concrete

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 22.11.2022

N/A | 9:30am - 3:30pm

Housing Surveys - An Introductory Guide for Conveyancers & Estate Agents

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9:30am - 3:30pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at group@mblseminars.com for more information.

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