Re: Avoiding Horror Story
If it were me, I would walk! The longer this plays out, the more things that seem to come up. You don't say how long the previous owner had the place, but it is hard to believe that they didn't know there was asbestos on the pipes. A long ago buried oil tank - maybe, but IMHO, anyone who's owned a property for more than a year will know a great deal about it's inner workings. It sounds to me like you're opening yourself up to environmental issues and other cans of worms that you're going to want no part of, regardless of what is addressed by the current owner.
Originally Posted by Loveswood
Keep in mind that when you decide to sell this property, that you'll then have to disclose that the pipes may or may not have asbestos (have you inspected every inch to know it's all gone? ) and the abandoned oil tank that is now being removed. Unless you're stealing this property for a song, it just has all the ear marks of an extreme money pit and problems to come.
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