Properties Suspected to Contain Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation a “Material Fact”

If you know, then you need to act

A 2015 amendment to the legislation governing the sale and leasing of residential property has made any property that’s tested positive for, or even suspected to contain, loose-fill asbestos insulation (LFAI) a “material fact” that real estate agents must disclose to potential buyers and tenants [How Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation Could Destroy Your Property’s Value].

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Secret Glendale (Newcastle) House Demolished by NSW Government without a Trace

NSW Government has a Private Public Register

The NSW Government will demolish a house in the Lake Macquarie area of Glendale, after it was found to contain loose-fill asbestos insulation (LFAI), an especially noxious form of asbestos that requires the premises to be demolished and the land remediated to eradicate the hazard. Continue reading “Secret Glendale (Newcastle) House Demolished by NSW Government without a Trace”

Offer and Acceptance

Private Treaty vs Auction

There are two common ways to buy property: by private treaty or at auction. Both involve making an offer of sorts to the vendor, which is ultimately accepted or declined. This post is going to assume you’ve made an offer for a property, either at auction where it’s been the winning bid or on a private treaty sale and it’s been accepted. Now what? Continue reading “Offer and Acceptance”

How Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation Could Destroy Your Property’s Value

In July 2018, the Department of Fair Trading will launch a loose-fill asbestos insulation (LFAI) awareness campaign in Newcastle, as part of the department’s Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation Taskforce.

If LFAI is discovered they’ll buy the property at market valuation and demolish it, but if you don’t register before 31st July who knows what will happen. Continue reading “How Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation Could Destroy Your Property’s Value”

Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation, Mr Fluffy, Claims Glendale Home

Newcastle Asbestos Man Shares Critical Info

Loose-fill asbestos insulation (LFAI) is raw, crushed asbestos that was installed as ceiling insulation during the 1960s and 70s by a number of Canberra-based companies collectively known as Mr Fluffy. About 1,000 homes in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales are believed to be affected, with the majority concentrated in the ACT area.

Tristan Goninan Asbestos Identification,Testing, Removal, DisposalHowever, the companies are also believed to have sold sacks of asbestos fibre insulation to homeowners directly for DIY insulation installations.

I was recently spoke with Tristan from ABS Asbestos Removal & Disposal at a Real Estate CPD training event in Newcastle where we learnt about the danger to people’s health as well as the value of your property that can be caused by Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation. Continue reading “Loose-Fill Asbestos Insulation, Mr Fluffy, Claims Glendale Home”