CABA Information Series
IS-2005-08: Caveat Emptor
"Let the Buyer Beware" applies especially to Real Estate transactions. While most commercial are used to physical inspections, the information age presents new challenges that the inspector may overlook. This paper from InfiniSys Inc. presents methods for assessing the quality and usefulness of cabling systems installed in buildings. These techniques are intended to guide purchasers of multiple dwelling unit buildings. Issues that affect the installation are age, location of demarcation point between service provider and building owner, and accessibility of the cables. Building owners might add a "technology fee" to the rent for recovering upgrade costs.