Offers advice to surveyors and property managers as to how to deal with an infestation of rats in buildings. Considers the scale of and changes in the rat population, and discusses their habits and needs, the implication of which are highlighted by a case study on the Hulme Estate in Manchester. Describes the various types of damage that can be caused, and shows how evidence of an infestation can be detected. Explores alternative remedies to the problem and suggests clauses for a report. Declares that infestations are the consequence of either poor building design or poor property management.
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