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Things You Need to Know about Chinese Drywall
When selling and buying real estate, either homes or condos in South Florida, there is nothing better than an informed buyer and seller.
Here in the area of Aventura, Sunny Isles and Hollywood we have heard too many stories about developers being in trouble because of the suspected use of Chinese Drywall.
Well, I bet we are all worried if this poses a health threat to us, our families or pets. However, the Division of Environmental Health has yet to determine it.
The DOH does not have the necessary resources to visit homes and collect material samples for analysis. And, unfortunately the most definitive method to date is finding a “made in China” marking on the back of the sheet of drywall.
For more answers to your questions you can always visit Floridas Health site.
There is now an Chinese/Defective Drywall Addendum that buyers should require to be included in the buyers/sellers contract. Buyer may choose to conduct a risk assessment or inspection for the presence of Chinese/defective drywall.
If you would like to receive more information I can email you the addendum and guide you through your purchase especially if the home or condo you are looking to buy has been built or updated after 2003.
Please, leave me a note and I will respond.