“I recently appointed Jon Battle from JDB Surveying to carry out a survey on a house we are buying. Jon identified many issues that would have gone unnoticed to the untrained eye but the main issue was possible asbestos in the artex, which runs right through the house.
Jon advised us to get this tested by a specialist and the results came back with asbestos right through the downstairs of the house.
We managed to negotiate a massive £15,000 off the asking price with the vendor, to cover the cost of putting things right.
I cannot recommend enough that you take Jon’s advice and get an independent survey done.”