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vinyl tiles + asbestos

Posted by jamjojones-515142 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Grow Your Own - 3 years ago

The law changed on july 1st that reduces the amount of asbestos a workman/women can be in contact with so I would imagine the price went up for removal.

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Posted by Brian Stone - 3 years ago

Since they are both bedtooms it would be quite easy to lay a carpet on top. 

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Posted by Henry - 3 years ago

A few basic pointers arout flooring. HERE

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Posted by jamjojones-515142 - 3 years ago

Thanks for your info. Will be talking to the agent tonight, so will expect to neg a reduction,as well as a quote .

 

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Posted by sophie hunton - 3 years ago

If you are interested in the property then get the seller to obtain a devi's to have them removed ,you could if you decide to make an offer have the removal of the tiles as part of the sales agreement.

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Posted by jamjojones-515142 - 3 years ago

Thanks.... we were going to get it done, rather than do it ourselves.jamjojones

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Posted by Henry - 3 years ago

I had a chat with a  reliable person that does the tests for Asbestos, he did say that in some floor tiles it is a very low reading and no danger but they have to put it in the report.Best to check with an expert in that field though.

For the record unfortunatly I do have asbestosis, probably caused 30 years ago when Asbestos dust was ignored when working with it.

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Posted by Dibbyspot - 3 years ago

Hi, will certainly be cheaper to cover as any asbestos need specialist removal. As you are buying you could make removal of this asbestos  a clause substantive of the proposective purchase. In which case the vendor has to remove it before you buy.

Assume that you are already negotiating down on the sale - get a quote for removal and knock that off the price. Also check the Fosse if applicable is to latest spec many have to be changed within 2yrs of purchase - costs vary just had ours done for a 4bed house €7000.

Economist indicates French houses in general are 30% over priced. Supply of housing is not a problem so if this vendor does not "play ball" there will be another house close by or coming up in a few months - if you can wait to get the right priced property.

Bon chance

 

 

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Posted by countrydweller - 3 years ago

What will you cover them with ie will you be making dust by drilling or nailing and secondly think about when you come to sell it the asbestos will still be there and could put people off.