Are you in the process of buying a house? As you guys know, we’ve just sold our house and moved into a new home. And when buying for the second time around there’s no denying we were more aware and more cautious.
1. Mould and Old Water Damage Over time, materials can deteriorate and eventually fail if they are not maintained correctly. This is especially true with old pipework and plumbing, which can lead to mould and water damage.
While asbestos has been completely banned in the UK since 1999, it’s still a risk in buildings that were built before 2000, either from asbestos itself or the presence of materials that contain it.
Unless a home has been rewired recently, there’s a high likelihood that the electrics in an old property are just as old as the building itself. And, old electrical systems and wiring come with their own set of dangers.
Many older buildings are very characteristic with impressive doors and windows. However, while these original features are very desirable, they often come with the potential danger of lead paint.
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