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09:11PM | 01/26/14
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I am interested in buying an old school building but know it has some asbestos issues. I have the report form the realtor but can't make heads or tails of it. Does anyone have experience with asbestos? Would you be able to look at the report and give me a very rough idea of what I would be looking at in costs to remove?

Duane, Moderator

09:29PM | 01/26/14
Member Since: 11/14/13
70 lifetime posts
Yes, you have to be careful with asbestos removal, it is my opinion and law in most state that only
certified abatement contractors should remove asbestos. I would recommend to consult with a abatement contractor before moving foreword. in most cases it can be done without too many problems.

I hope this helps,
Duane
Bobvila.com expert moderator

jcaption

10:34AM | 01/27/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
How deep are your pockets?
Old house means lead paint, lack of insulation, leaky single pane windows, possible asbestos abatement, old wiring and steel and cast iron plumbing that will all need work.
None of which is cheap to do.

David, Moderator

11:33PM | 01/29/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
174 lifetime posts
Could be a potential money pit.
I agree with everyone else here. Have a professional take a look at it and proceed with caution.
Thanks
David

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