HOME BUYERS REPORT
Aac.Ltd is a local Asbestos Solutions Consultancy based in Reading.
We have been undertaking many last minute Asbestos Surveys in recent months and
thought it would be productive for all parties to raise some awareness earlier in the process.
Note to home buyers/sellers.
Any building built pre-2000, could contain asbestos.
Homeowners and Landlords are often advised to assume that
some form of asbestos is present in all buildings pre the year 2000.
Asbestos containing materials have been used after the above date
due to stock-piles of the material being utilised.
For prospective residential home buyers, both the 'RICS' surveys
(Level 3 : Building Survey and the Level 2: Home buyer Report)
will flag signs of asbestos (depending on the Surveyors experience).
'RICS' surveyors do not undertake asbestos sampling during their inspections.
An Asbestos Management Survey will identify the type, location, extent and condition of any 'Asbestos Containing Materials' (ACM's) identified during normal building occupancy and light maintenance work. This data will be collected with pictures and floor plans to produce a concise report.
Ever since the repeal of the Property Mis-descriptions Act 2013, property sellers have been required to disclose the presence of any asbestos that they are aware of. Failing can not only invalidate the sale, but it is also an offense and owners can be prosecuted.