Buying a New Home – Do I Need An Asbestos Survey?

Buying a New Home – Do I Need An Asbestos Survey?

Buying a new home can be an exciting but daunting process. Asbestos is often overlooked and few people tend to think about it. We may be more interested in getting a full structural survey for common problems but you should still consider whether your building contains asbestos and what needs to be done.

So you have found the property of your dreams and have decided to make an offer. It is a good idea when you reach the sale agreed stage to conduct surveys on your potential purchase. After all no one wants to find problems after the exchange of contracts has taken place.

What About Flats & Apartments?

Many clients often ask if they need an asbestos survey when buying a flat or apartment in Northern Ireland. The answer is that the management company or freeholder will have to look after the outside of the building and communal shared areas. This will usually be covered by an asbestos management plan if asbestos is present. However you are responsible for any asbestos inside your apartment or flat. So in many circumstances it is still a good idea to have an asbestos survey carried out. This will give you peace of mind and help you look after any asbestos found so that it does not pose a threat to your health.

Asbestos Found – What to Do?

It is always recommended to have surveys carried out before you commit to purchasing a property. This protects you and your family from any unexpected or hidden problems. If you have an asbestos survey carried out and asbestos is found in poor condition then it can affect the agreed purchase price. In many cases a reduction can be secured to allow you to rectify the issues.

Asbestos Surveyors Northern Ireland

If you are looking for a professional team of asbestos surveyors then we can help. We travel all over Northern Ireland to survey commercial and domestic premises. You are in good hands. We will provide you with an easy to understand report on your property.

Call Philip on 07702 332 333 today to book a survey! or Contact Us here.

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