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I would be grateful if anyone could advise me ion the

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I would be grateful if anyone could advise me ion the following.
I have recently purchased a house and was about to commence some renovation work only to discover asbestos in the walls. I was not informed of this from my lender. The lender was aware of this from a survey carried out. Are they at liberty to inform me of the asbestos?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

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Did you get a copy of the survey? Did you get your own done?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I only had a normal survey carried out for lending. The lender did not disclose anything about the property, only to discover the the property was of non-standard build, metal framed roof and asbestos behind the one layer of facing brick.
They stated that they were not at liberty to inform me.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

That is correct. They only assess for lending purposes and whether it is a risk.

It is up to the purchaser to carry out and get any survey they feel is necessary.
So sadly it is not up to them to disclose it to you.

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not even to declare about health hazard with respect to any diy?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

No. They only assess risk to lending, nothing else I am sorry to say.