36 ELIMATTA ST: 4th Reid Mr Fluffy house

A recently purchased & beautifully renovated house has turned out to be a Mr Fluffy house. This is an appalling situation for the family and raises many questions. Please read the letter from the family below.

My wife and I recently purchased a property in Reid (36 Elimatta Street) and after an extensive renovation we have just moved into the house. We have a 2-year-old son and another baby due later this year, and already we love living in Reid and being a part of such an amazing community of people. I had the pleasure of meeting many of you whilst I was at the house renovating it over the last few months and I wanted to say thank you for your encouraging words and making us feel so welcomed to the suburb.

Unfortunately, we have just found out that our house is a Mr. Fluffy that was missed from the Fluffy Register. We will be required to vacate shortly in order for the house to be remediated and then demolished. This has come as a devastating blow as we poured our heart, soul and money into this property. Furthermore, we had planned for this to be our ‘forever home’ as we absolutely love the house and location.

We would love to remain in Reid and are wondering if anyone has been considering selling their home? We are looking for a property we can move into and ideally would make the move in the next 2 – 4 months. We like any and all heritage homes/FCC etc in any condition as we are not afraid of hard work. If you or anyone you know in Reid has been thinking of selling, please feel free to call me to discuss.

Lastly I want to urge you all to have your properties inspected as if ours was not picked up on the Mr. Fluffy Register, there is a chance that yours may have been missed also. Note that I did inspect the roof cavity the day we purchased the property, however the asbestos insulation was hidden under all the batts further down the ceiling cavity and not within a 3m radius of the man-hole.

Again, if you are interested in selling off-market we would love to hear from you or if you wanted to discuss any of the particulars of the asbestos findings, I’m more than happy to discuss. Finally please see below a photo of the sample we found in the roof.

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