How to select a Quinquennial Inspector
Under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991, all consecrated buildings of the Church of England must by law be inspected every five years by a registered architect or chartered building surveyor who is approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC). Most other denominations and many secular organisations now adopt a similar approach.
Selecting a Quinquennial Inspector checklist:
- Experience in buildings conservation that corresponds with the complexity of your church building
- Demonstrable experience of work with listed buildings (if required)
- Understands the needs and vision of the parish
- Visit the church and members of the PCC or fabric sub-committee before appointment
- Invite 3 candidates to review
- Check the QI’s professional indemnity insurance (£250,000 per claim is a good minimum)
- Check the QI’s report format covers the repair of the building, maintenance, sustainability, safety of the structure, unsafe floors and access
- Check identified issues will be graded according to the urgency of the repair.
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