Is there Asbestos in your home?
If you are buying a property and are worried about Asbestos or any other property issues such as subsidence or underpinning an Independent Building Surveyor can help you.
As a Building Surveyor if you mention Asbestos, everyone runs!
There are only a few words in Surveying that tend to panic people or make them walk away from buying a house or a commercial property. These are subsidence, heave (which is the opposite of subsidence) and interestingly people are also concerned by the term underpinning, which is putting foundations under a property.
The question is, with an older property, not whether it does have Asbestos or not but if the asbestos is dangerous?
How much does it cost to remove Asbestos?
This really is the million dollar question. From as far as we can see and from obtaining quotes for removing Asbestos over the years it can vary considerably and seems to have no consistency.
The most obvious place to find Asbestos today is not in the house at all
Asbestos as a way of negotiating down a price
I had a survey and it said there is Asbestos in the house. What would you do?
My Surveyor will not talk to me about the problem or does not return my calls
Caveat Emptor - Why should you have a Building Survey?
Here are some other surveying articles that we hope will help you in buying a property
What do the ovals or circles in our building surveys mean?
Within our reports we utilise a system of ovals and circles to highlight problem areas or characteristics within a property to better explain the issues. If this does not explain the issue completely then we can also use one of our sketches that have been commissioned exclusively for us for use in the reports.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a Building Surveyor with regard to structural surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, dilapidations or any property problems such as Asbestos please contact 0800 298 5424 and we will call you back.
Our Good, Bad & Ugly surveys!
If you are in the process of buying a new home we would like to tell you about what we call our good, bad and ugly survey. This is a Building Survey also sometimes known as a structural survey. We have developed this over many years, in fact several decades. We have listened to feedback from our clients and amended and altered our surveys to make them easy to read and describe issues clearly. The key factor we believe is our Independent Surveys are easy to understand and written in plain English.
Examples of our surveys
If you would like to see some examples of our building surveys we are more than happy to send you these via email. The surveys contain photos, sketches and definitions that help to explain the specific problems that we find within the property.
Compare our website articles and compare our surveys
Have a look around our website 1stAssociated.co.uk to see the quality of our articles, for example this one, and look at the quality of our surveys (we are more than happy to send you an example). We pride ourselves on our professional standard and easy to read reports which we have been carrying out for many years on every age, type and style of property across the UK .
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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