Consumer Guides

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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Consumer Guide

The SCSI Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) working group has prepared a consumer guide on the operation of drones in Ireland.  This guide aims to raise awareness of the regulations that are currently in place and should be of assistance to both hobbyist and professionals using drones as part of their day to day business. 

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Fire Safety for Owners of Management Companies

The primary piece of legislation in relation to fire safety is the Fire Services Act 1981. Section 18(2) places a duty on persons having control over a premises to take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire and to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable the safety of persons on the premises in the event of an outbreak of fire.

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Virtually Real: Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Laser scanners measure three-dimensional coordinates across an object’s surface automatically, in a systematic manner, at high speed and in near-real time using laser range finding.

This guide gives you an overview of the technique, some of the benefits and limitations of its use, and where to go for further advice.

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A Clear Impartial Guide to Boundary Disputes

Chartered Surveyors specialising in boundaries are professional advisors with relevant knowledge of both property issues and the law. They will look at the problem, prepare any technical data that may help solve the dispute at an early stage and, if necessary, provide a court with the appropriate advice and information needed to make a judgement.

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A Clear Guide to Flooding

Thie guide gives information on how flooding affects the value and insurability of property, explains what’s involved in drawing up a flood plan, constructing flood defences and reinstating a property which has been flooded. 

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List of Rating Experts

The annual rates bill for a commercial premises is calculated by applying an Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV) to the valuation of a commercial property.  Occupiers receive a provisional Valuation Certificate detailing their new rateable valuation and if you wish to receive specialist advice in relation to your liability, the SCSI has compiled Rating Specialist contact list.