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Asbestos Survey


Public Liability £5m


Professional Indemnity £1m 


Surveyors: BOHS & RSPH accredited 

Importance of a Homebuyers Asbestos Survey

Asbestos, once a widely used material in construction, poses significant health risks when disturbed. For properties constructed before the year 2000, there's a high likelihood that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) may be present.


Homeowners and landlords are often recommended to presume the presence of asbestos in such buildings to safeguard against potential health hazards. For individuals looking to purchase a residential property, understanding the potential asbestos risk is crucial.

The Health Risks of Asbestos

Asbestos exposure is linked to several serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. In the UK alone, it's estimated that between 3,500 and 4,000 individuals die annually from asbestos-related diseases.


Predictions suggest that by 2021, asbestos exposure will have resulted in approximately 630,000 deaths. These statistics highlight the critical importance of asbestos awareness and management, particularly in residential properties built before the year 2000.

Navigating Asbestos Risks in Property Transactions

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) offers two types of surveys for prospective homebuyers: the Level 3 Building Survey and the Level 2 Homebuyer Report.


While these surveys can indicate the presence of asbestos based on visual inspection and the surveyor's experience, they do not involve actual asbestos sampling.


This limitation underscores the importance of conducting a dedicated asbestos survey, especially when potential asbestos materials are identified or suspected.

  • Asbestos Surveys for Homebuyers: To fully assess the asbestos risk in a potential home purchase, commissioning an asbestos survey is advisable.
    This specialized survey involves safe sampling of suspect materials, followed by laboratory analysis to confirm the presence and type of asbestos.
    Such surveys offer a clear understanding of any asbestos-related risks and can inform decisions regarding property transactions, ensuring that buyers are fully informed about potential health and safety issues.

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Why a Homebuyers Asbestos Survey Is Essential

A homebuyers asbestos survey provides peace of mind for prospective buyers, offering detailed insights into the presence and condition of any ACMs within a property. This information is invaluable for:

  • Making Informed Decisions: Understanding the asbestos risk can significantly influence your decision to purchase, negotiate the price, or plan for potential removal or management of asbestos.

  • Health and Safety: Prioritizing the health and safety of future occupants by identifying and addressing asbestos risks before purchase.

  • Financial Planning: Anticipating the costs associated with asbestos management or removal, preventing unexpected expenses after purchase.

Opting for a homebuyers asbestos survey is a proactive step towards ensuring a safe living environment, protecting against the health risks associated with asbestos exposure, and making informed decisions in the property market.


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