Homebuyer Asbestos Survey

Asbestos identified within a dwelling will have a cost implication for the Homebuyer of a property. 

Asbestos was widely used in domestic and commercial properties up until 1999. The detailed survey will identify the asbestos type, the location, the amount and also the condition of the material. Occupants of a property could be at risk from asbestos exposure if potential asbestos materials are not identified, assessed and a detailed report prepared to monitor the asbestos containing material or subsequently have the material safely removed.

A Homebuyers Survey is recommended by most mortgage lenders and solicitors to ensure any potential asbestos containing materials are identified. Solicitors, Mortgage Lenders and Homebuyer Surveyors are requesting evidence that a detailed Asbestos Survey has been carried before the lenders will agree to releasing the funds for the property purchase.

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Knight Specialist Services Ltd carry out Homebuyer Asbestos Surveys on a weekly basis and ensure that all lenders have evidence that a detailed asbestos survey has been undertaken to allow release of the funds for purchasing your property. The Asbestos Report is in a user friendly format and easy to understand by all parties including the lender, homebuyer and solicitor.

We regularly liaise with the solicitors and lenders on reports to ensure a clear understanding of any potential asbestos containing materials that have been identified within a property subject to purchase.

Where asbestos can be found in a residential property

Asbestos in the home


A. Asbestos cement Water tank
B. Pipe lagging
C. Loose fill insulation
D. Textured decorative coating eg artex
E. AIB ceiling tiles
F. AIB bath panel
G. Toilet seat and cistern
H. AIB behind fuse box
I. AIB airing cupboard and/or sprayed insulation coating boiler
J. AIB partition wall
K. AIB interior window panel
L. AIB around boiler
M. Vinyl floor tiles
N. AIB behind fire


O. Gutters andAsbestos cement downpipes
P. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
Q. AIB exterior window panel
R. Asbestos cement roof
S. Asbestos cement panels
T. Roofing felt
AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

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We can offer a speedy turnaround from initial enquiry to issue of your report for your Mortgage Lender/Solicitor.

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32 Highcroft, Gee Cross, Hyde SK14 5LE

Stockport Office –  0161 333 0767

Leeds Office – 0113 340 7090

Email: info@knightss.com