03:26AM | 03/15/06
Member Since: 03/14/06
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I am looking to buy a home and have found what would be the perfect one if it weren't for one thing - asbestos. In the disclosure it states that the pipes are enclosed in asbestos? It also says that the asbestos is cotained. If I choose to buy the house (which is in Connecticut), should I have the asbestos removed? It would eventually have to be done anyway, right? And how much would that cost? Would I be able to ask for a price reduction on the house? Also, it is a very old house. Would the removal be destructive to the home? Please advise.


06:19PM | 04/08/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
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The two ways of dealing appropriately with asbestos are removal and encapsulationj. It sounds like yours has been encapsulated, based on you wording - contained. A house inspector can tell you this for sure, and much more about this potential investment

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