Assessing building services

Services account for a major proportion of the cost of a modern building. If defective they can cause considerable inconvenience to occupants, require costly repairs and in some cases pose a serious threat to health and safety. As a result the liability associated with assessing services has increased, leaving many residential property practitioners lacking confidence when it comes to their inspections.

The building services addressed in this section are:

This section is maintained by Tim Jones of Atherstone St. James Ltd.

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