The latest Technical Bulletin for residential surveyors is now available here. To download and view the full bulletin, you will need to be logged in to Sava EDGE. If you are not already logged in, please click here to log in. If you do not yet have an account, please click here to register. This issue of the bulletin includes articles on the following:
The valuation of leasehold property for secured lending
The RICS recently published a new guidance note: “Valuation of Residential Leasehold Properties for Secured Lending Purposes”. This guidance note, which covers England and Wales, is effective from 1 July 2021. In this article, we look at this new publication and discuss some of the implications for valuers undertaking secured lending valuations. Read the article here.
Asbestos pipe insulation
In this article, Asbestos Surveyor, Callum Skene, explains the main three types of asbestos-containing pipe insulation and reminds us of the requirements for safe removal. He then explores some of the legal implications of asbestos in the context of residential property. Read the article here.
Heat loss in dwellings
With the effects of climate change becoming more prevalent and legislation adapting to reflect it, we thought it would be useful to cover the key principles of heat loss in dwellings, and how quality can impact performance. Read the article here.
Buildings Science: How materials recover after a flood or other water damage
People often assume that the recovery time of buildings affected by an escape of water or flood is mainly dependent upon the duration of the flood event. The reality is, however, that the duration of the event often has less influence on the recovery and the main factors are related to the method of construction, material composition, barriers to drying and chosen drying techniques. In this article, Russell Rafton shares with us the results of an experiment he carried out to demonstrate how materials recover after a flood or water damage. Read the article here.