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Structural Survey Reports and the Law

Structural surveys range from brief and fairly superficial investigations of standard domestic dwellings to highly detailed appraisals of major structures. They usually result in a report on which the client or others will rely. In this article I shall explore how a structural surveyor may be liable for the negligent statements contained in his report and how liability may be avoided by the use of exclusion clauses and disclaimers and by taking commonsense precautions. M.P. O'Reilly