Useful Information

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant species which is capable of causing considerable damage and nuisance. In some cases, the discovery of the plant on your property can result in mortgage companies refusing to lend and therefore making it more difficult to sell and indeed, therefore, affecting the final sale value.

However, concerns regarding Japanese Knotweed are commonly misunderstood by both homeowners and purchasers. Therefore if you are selling a property that has Japanese Knotweed it would be prudent to engage with Hus Estate Agents (Peter Ellicock, Director) who deal with Japanese Knotweed issues on a regular basis for homeowners in Cornwall.

There is plenty of excellent advice from Environet UK Ltd for buyers and sellers of a property infested with knotweed.

Guidance for Buyers of Knotweed Infested Property:

https://environetuk.com/buying-property-affected-japanese-knotweed

Guidance for Sellers of Knotweed Infested Property:

https://environetuk.com/buying-property-affected-japanese-knotweed

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=19756

http://www.environetuk.com

If you are considering a move and would like to discuss the possible effect that Japanese knotweed may have on your sale please do not hesitate to contact Peter Ellicock, Director on 01872 241050 or peter@husestateagents.co.uk



Mundic

Concerns regarding mundic block are commonly misunderstood by both homeowners and purchasers. Therefore if you are selling a property that has mundic, elements of mundic or requires a mundic test; it would be prudent to engage with Hus Estate Agents (Peter Ellicock, Director) who deals with these types of properties on a regular basis and can help with the best way to present your property for sale to attain the best possible price.

Information on mundic:

Some properties in Cornwall which were constructed circa 1900 until the 1950s were built with blockwork produced from waste rock, mining materials and beach gravel. And some properties indeed had elements of this block work up until the late 1960s.

These materials which were utilised as aggregates in concrete block construction in some cases have caused deterioration and weakening of the blocks and therefore the construction of the property.

Here are some useful links that may of be assistance to you:

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=22645

http://cornwallconsultants.co.uk/index.html

If you are considering a move and would like to discuss the possible effect that Mundic may have on your sale, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Ellicock Director on 01872 24 10 50 or peter@husestateagents.co.uk


Asbestos

Asbestos is a fire-resistant mineral which was previously used in the building of properties both domestic and commercial. Common locations are listed below but there may be others in a property.

Asbestos was commonly a combination of cement and asbestos. The actual asbestos content can vary considerably dependant on the type and therefore can present different levels of concern.

There have been many different uses in domestic homes including:

Coldwater storage tanks, flat or corrugated sheets, fascia and soffit boards for garages and sheds, lining cladding for fire protection, partition walls, rainwater pipes and guttering.


Hazards

Some asbestos cement products if treated well may not be hazardous to health. However, should materials get damaged, asbestos fibres may be released and therefore may present a health issue.

If you are buying or selling a property through Hus Estate Agents and have a concern regarding asbestos in the property we would be more than happy to arrange an inspection to evaluate the asbestos content and any potential dangers.

Here are some useful links that may of be assistance to you:

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=17512

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/

If you are considering a move and would like to discuss the possible effect that asbestos in the home may have on your sale, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Ellicock, Director on 01872 24 10 50 or peter@husestateagents.co.uk.

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