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    • Matt1234566
    • By Matt1234566 15th Oct 16, 4:07 PM
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    Asbestos problem
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:07 PM
    Asbestos problem 15th Oct 16 at 4:07 PM
    We are close to finalising our deal to buy an ex council flat and we were sent a letter about asbestos in the block of flats. We know this is the norm for building of the age it is but when speaking to the vendors they do not know where the asbestos is or the level of asbestos which is a legal requirement and they are refusing to pay for a survey.

    We are now unsure what to do any advice would be appreciated.
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    • minimike2
    • By minimike2 15th Oct 16, 4:29 PM
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    If they want to sell they pay for a survey.

    Simple.
    I am a mortgage industry professional. You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a Mortgage Adviser, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 15th Oct 16, 4:41 PM
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    Speak to the managing agents. They would have had to prepare a risk assessment as there is communal areas to be considered. There's no onus on the sellers to undertake a survey.
    “ “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.” Sir John Marks Templeton
    • amnblog
    • By amnblog 15th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
    As Mike says - Do not 'buy' their problem.
    I am a Mortgage Broker

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