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The guy who has the next garage to mine is thinking of renting out his garage.

If I could convince him to sell what's the going rate?

It's just a standard concrete garage with asbestos sheet roof. Apparently it's leaky.

He was talking £520 a year for rent.

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Its the land that costs, and the price will depend on the area.

In Central London, garages can easily sell for quarter of a million!!


You'll find loads of trades people happy to remove the existing roof and fit a new one. Most Dont care about the asbestos concrete as it's not that hazidous. How they dispose of it is up to them.

If you want to do it yourself most local tips will take it so long as its bagged up.

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Im a self employed builder, the leaky roof is no problem. Id stick some steel up there and do a pitched roof and gables like mine is.

My mate has the certificate to remove and dump asbestos so thats covered to.

Just need to find out what a fair price to offer him is?

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It will cost a lot to get asbestos removed by specialists

 

Nope sorry mate. Garage roofs are not the iffy asbestos. I phoned my council up when thinking of replacing mine. They said not a problem just bag it up and drop it off at the tip which handles it. The tip guy said just place it the special container for it.


Its like MDF. Everyone thinks its carcinogenic but in fact they have removed the substance which was and it no worse than cutting any wood so normal dust extraction laws apply.

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The guy who has the next garage to mine is thinking of renting out his garage.

If I could convince him to sell what's the going rate?

It's just a standard concrete garage with asbestos sheet roof. Apparently it's leaky.

He was talking £520 a year for rent.

 

Ten times annual rent. So assuming that £520 is a fair market rental level, purchase for around £5k, less any deduction you can agree for the roof issue.

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If you can haggle I would, £5k is the going rate for a garage in your area.


If you had two garages along side each other, I'd knock a hole in the side wall and make a door so you can pass between the two garages... One for storing the bikes, the other for working on them or a dedicated man cave :lol:

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It will cost a lot to get asbestos removed by specialists

 

Nope sorry mate. Garage roofs are not the iffy asbestos. I phoned my council up when thinking of replacing mine. They said not a problem just bag it up and drop it off at the tip which handles it. The tip guy said just place it the special container for it.


Its like MDF. Everyone thinks its carcinogenic but in fact they have removed the substance which was and it no worse than cutting any wood so normal dust extraction laws apply.

 


are you for real you nob head? you want to check you facts before coming out with crap like that, the council would not say something like that asbestos sheet roof is not safe, i lost lot of family members down to asbestos

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are you for real you nob head? you want to check you facts before coming out with crap like that, the council would not say something like that asbestos sheet roof is not safe, i lost lot of family members down to asbestos

 


And you need to check out the forum rules before posting stuff like this!!


Don't make it personal please

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It will cost a lot to get asbestos removed by specialists

 

Nope sorry mate. Garage roofs are not the iffy asbestos. I phoned my council up when thinking of replacing mine. They said not a problem just bag it up and drop it off at the tip which handles it. The tip guy said just place it the special container for it.


Its like MDF. Everyone thinks its carcinogenic but in fact they have removed the substance which was and it no worse than cutting any wood so normal dust extraction laws apply.

 


are you for real you nob head? you want to check you facts before coming out with crap like that, the council would not say something like that asbestos sheet roof is not safe, i lost lot of family members down to asbestos

 

When i was getting rid of an asbestos roof, i asked the local tip and they were fine with it. in fact most council tips will happily take asbestos roofing as its really not that dangerous. they just ask you keep it damp and double wrapped in plastic sheeting.


Click the "Asbestos" button on this site:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/waste-planning-a ... et-rid-of#


EDIT:

and read this:

http://www.eden.gov.uk/health/health-an ... os-cement/

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If you can haggle I would, £5k is the going rate for a garage in your area.


If you had two garages along side each other, I'd knock a hole in the side wall and make a door so you can pass between the two garages... One for storing the bikes, the other for working on them or a dedicated man cave :lol:

 

Thats the plan Knock through the two garages and extennd my garage right back to my boundry wall.

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When i was getting rid of an asbestos roof, i asked the local tip and they were fine with it. in fact most council tips will happily take asbestos roofing as its really not that dangerous. they just ask you keep it damp and double wrapped in plastic sheeting.

 

Exact same procedure when I got rid of my old asbestos guttering. This was how the council asked me to do it. Only problem was I couldn't go to my local tip as they didn't have the facilities for disposal so had to go to a larger one in another town

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Joe is right getting that changed on the deeds would be a lot of hassle and money for a garage, probably cheaper to build your own!


Why not come to a mutual agreement, you help him with his new garage and he lets you use the old one for free. That would then stand until either one of you moves out, that way no money is involved and it keeps things simple for both parties and you both benefit.

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That is interesting about asbestos removal to the local dump. (From the Kent link)


"No more than 1 sack (or equivalent) per visit.


The asbestos must be:


double bagged or wrapped in plastic sheeting

not sticking out from the packaging

no more than 10 feet (3 metres) x 5 feet (1.5 metres)

kept damp


Wear protective gloves and a face mask and do not break or cut it.


Staff will unlock the asbestos container for you. They may not be able to help you lift the asbestos due to the health risks.


For large quantities, or if you need someone to collect the asbestos, contact the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association for a company near you."

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It will cost a lot to get asbestos removed by specialists

 

Nope sorry mate. Garage roofs are not the iffy asbestos. I phoned my council up when thinking of replacing mine. They said not a problem just bag it up and drop it off at the tip which handles it. The tip guy said just place it the special container for it.


Its like MDF. Everyone thinks its carcinogenic but in fact they have removed the substance which was and it no worse than cutting any wood so normal dust extraction laws apply.

 


are you for real you nob head? you want to check you facts before coming out with crap like that, the council would not say something like that asbestos sheet roof is not safe, i lost lot of family members down to asbestos

 

For your information mate.

From a website on asbestos

 

Installed, undisturbed asbestos-containing products are safe because the asbestos fibres are bound together in a solid matrix. But if they are tooled, cut, drilled, sanded or otherwise abraded or machined they can release asbestos fibres into the air.


Prolonged exposure, where the building work goes on for months or years, carries the greatest risk. For home renovators, a brief one-off exposure is very low risk.



In fact as with most things like this is not the actual item thats dangerous its when you do something to it like cut it or work with it day in day out. So my council just told me to bag it and take it to the local tip to dispose of. When I got there they just said put it in the designated bin. Which was just a skip with loose fitting doors on it. I used a face mask (mainly for the dust but then I use one if I am removing any old dusty items( mainly because I got fluid on the lung and pneumonia after taking a very old carpet out of a room)).


So way to go with your reasoned argument mate by calling someone a knob head. :P

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If he's lost family to asbestos related illness it strikes a nerve at any rate when someone says it's not that bad!


Here's some basic stuff on asbestos sheeting, I know as I did a year in college a few years back and a key part of the course was civil engineering and construction.


1. Asbestos sheets on your garage roof are by weight 5-15% asbestos.

2. They use white asbestos, which is the least dangerous, the thickest, and easiest for your lungs to remove on their own.

3. You can however even with one exposure be unlucky.

4. The latency period lasts on average about 44 years, so if you're in your 50s... The risk be on your shoulders.

5. If removing the sheets then do not smash them, take them off piece by piece and discard them.

6. If you ever encounter asbestos that is blue in colour, do not touch it or hang around. It's the worst kind there is.


So while changing your roof that is asbestos is relatively risk free, in that the chances are similar to throwing twenty 10p coins in the air and them all landing on heads. It's something easily avoided and best left to a builder to do when he changes your roof :thumb:

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