Feasibility study for a database of indicative building works costs for home owners (RICS)

Published September 2002

This report presents the results of a study carried out by the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Birmingham for the RICS Foundation. The study examined the feasibility of the preparation of an index of basic repair and maintenance costs targeted at home owners, the costs of preparation, dissemination, and updating of the index, and the extent to which this initiative would be cost effective in terms of its impact of levels of investment by home owners in repair and maintenance.