Will my Home be Devalued if Asbestos is Found?

Will my Home be Devalued if Asbestos is Found?

Homeowners are worried now we know the true extent of health problems caused by asbestos. This once wonder material was used in property right up to the year 2000. It was banned in the UK in 1999.

Asbestos still lurks in properties up and down the country so caution is urged when purchasing or selling property.

If a prospective purchaser spots asbestos, in many cases it can and has put them off. Not many people want to deal with asbestos and it is seen as a bit of a problem.

Asbestos Surveyors – How We Can Help

Discovering asbestos can be a bit scary. Most people want to avoid it. Our expert surveyors can carry out a full asbestos survey on the property and provide a detailed report written in plain English. The report will set out the type of asbestos found, it’s location and it’s condition. Not only that, but you will be provided with recommendations.

Previously our surveyors report has been used to re-negotiate property prices so that asbestos can be safely dealt with. Sometimes asbestos can be left in-situ if it poses no threat and is in good condition.

Can I Sell Property that Contains Asbestos?

Asbestos can be left in-situ if it is in good condition and unlikely to be disturbed. Asbestos is dangerous especially when disturbed. Removing asbestos inevitably causes disturbance which is why this is done by specialist contractors adhering to strict protocols.

Many prospective buyers will be happy to proceed if the asbestos is looked after and sound, so it shouldn’t pose any problem with a sale.

One of our professional asbestos surveys will provide that reassurance when selling your home.

Our team of professional asbestos surveyors can help you get an asbestos register in place so that asbestos related issues are avoided.