When it comes to buying a new home, there is a lot to think about before you make a final decision. You may want to get a survey carried out so that you can get a good idea of the state of the property. This will help to inform your purchase and alert you to any problems that you or the current homeowner might have to deal with. A typical survey may make note of common asbestos materials, but they won’t give details on the condition of the asbestos or go into detail on the costs of removing the Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs).
So, what should I do?
If you’re buying an older home, then it is more likely to contain asbestos. Unfortunately, asbestos wasn’t completely banned until 1999, so many buildings across the country could still have ACMs. However, if the homeowner is already aware of any asbestos in their property, they are legally required to tell perspective buyers.
If the home you’re interested in buying does contain asbestos, don’t let this put you off entirely. If the asbestos is in good condition, it should still be removable. However, if you are uncertain of what you are doing, you should not remove asbestos yourself. Disturbing the asbestos can release the fibres into the air and cause serious harm to your health. If you need asbestos removal, it is best to get professional experts in to help.
If you’re not sure whether the property contains asbestos, or it has been flagged up by a regular home survey, you should consider getting an asbestos survey carried out. An asbestos management survey is designed to locate and assess the condition of any ACMs found. A home buyer asbestos survey is ideal if you are buying a new home and can help put your mind at ease.
If you’re buying a new home and are worried about asbestos, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. We have many years’ experience providing home buyer asbestos surveys and more for clients all across the country. Our team can provide a complete assessment of the potential property to help you make a fully informed decision. We also provide an easy to read report with clear and unbiased recommendations. Call us now on 01903 297818 or email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.