First time buyer – BISF house – safe to buy?
Hi Marc / others
I’m a first time buyer who has been previously unaware of BISF construction until finding a property that I like but have been told is BISF construction. I have to admit it has made me rather wary of this purchase. Would it be possible for you more experienced folks to look at this and confirm it is BISF and not one of the defective types that I should stay away from?
The address is 153 Brocket Way, Chigwell, Essex. IG7 4LY. It is currently being marketed by Douglas Allen and can be seen on RightMove at the below URL:
Does this look like a safe purchase? Should I be concerned about anything? Does this type of property suffer from rust / concrete cancer? Should I invest in a structural survey before I buy?
I cannot see much of the roof and from what I see, an inexperienced person like myself is unable to tell if it is Asbestos. I asked the estate agent but they were quite clueless and said “No asbestos because it’s steel frame”. I also asked about the age of the property and got “Post war so probably 60’s, not too sure”.
Can you please help out and point out any things I should be mindful of with this purchase?