Toxic walls

March 13, 2013

Law Day

In most agreements, you will see a clause called “UFFI”. This stands for urea-formaldehyde foam insulation, and is a material that is carcinogenic and hasn’t been used at least since the 1980s. The clause in the agreement will state that, to the best of the seller’s knowledge and belief, there is no UFFI insulation in the house. The reason for this is that banks do not like to lend money to purchase houses with UFFI inside them. While determining absolutely that there is no UFFI would require tearing down the walls, generally speaking, you would be hard-pressed to find a house with UFFI in it today.

About Cesia

Cesia is a real estate lawyer at Wall-Armstrong and Green, a boutique law firm in Barrie focusing on real estate and estates. When she’s not online, she can usually be found in her garden.

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