Can I Sell My House If It Has Asbestos?
Selling your home can be a long process, and there’s a lot that goes into it. We’re often asked questions from homeowners if they could sell their home if it has asbestos. The answer is yes, it’s legal to sell it, but you do need to disclose it if you know about it, or you could possibly be sued. If your home was built before 1980 and still has old floor tiles, textured paint, insulation, and roofing materials; it’s possible that asbestos could be in your home.
If you’re concerned about the tiny fibers, we suggest having an inspection done by a professional. A traditional home inspection will not detect asbestos usually, if you want to have your home check for the tiny fibers you’ll want to contact an asbestos abatement professional. Testing for asbestos before the sale of your home could give you and your potential buyer peace of mind. If the inspection results come back positive, you can either have the asbestos removed before the sale of your home goes through, or before you put your home on the market.
Once you’re aware of the asbestos, whether you had it removed or not, you do need to disclose it in the sale. It’s important to let potential buyers know about the asbestos if they plan to do renovations and the fibers are disturbed. Asbestos only poses a health risk when it’s disturbed and the fibers are released into the air.
If you’re selling your home and suspect there is asbestos, schedule your inspection with Asbestos Project Management today.Back To Blog