Environmental Issues

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN REAL ESTATE

  

Some home inspectors who primarily focus on structural integrity and operating systems might not be qualified to conduct specialized inspections for Radon, asbestos, lead paint substances, mold and other environmental issues that in recent years have emerged as the most common environmental concerns for home buyers. Testing for these substances typically requires a specialist who will charge a fee beyond the basic cost of a general home inspection. As with any other inspection issue, the estimated expense of remedying a toxic substance situation may have already been factored into the home's listing price. Other times, the outcome of an inspection might become a negotiating point.

 

Follow the links below for more information about some important environmental issues of relevance in real estate:

  

      RADON GAS

        ASBESTOS

        LEAD-BASED PAINT

        MOLD

        ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND RADIATION

        UREA FORMALDEHYDE FOAM INSULATION (UFFI)

        DRINKING WATER
        AIR POLLUTION


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