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Spray Foam Insulation
I posted a slightly different question on the mortgages board specifically about getting a mortgage for a house with spray foam insulation. This question is a bit more general.
The buyer (a friend) actually has a mortgage offer, so they could proceed if they want to - but I'm interested to hear people's more general comments and experiences about spray foam. An independent RICS surveyor has recommended it's removed asap. So one option would be to buy the house (with a suitable discount), and then get it removed.
As background info, at the moment they don't yet know if it's open cell or closed cell. It was installed 10 years ago and has 20 years left of a 30 year guarantee (but they don't yet know the scope of the guarantee, whether it's insurance backed etc). Also, they don't yet know what installation paperwork exists. They'll be investigating this stuff further.
But I'd welcome any thoughts or opinions on proceeding with this purchase.
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