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Re: Would you buy a property constructed on a Landfill site?

Are you planning to buy it, or committed already? I note you mentioned the notary.
Personally I would not buy it either. Land fill sites are usually old mines, or the least valuable land.
This site is one of the very last pieces of land to build on in Allschwil, the good stuff is long since developed.

It's also on the flight path, and when things get back to normal.....
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Re: Would you buy a property constructed on a Landfill site?

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Since most of that stuff will be dug out again for the basement and foundation, I'd go for it.
Did you have a look at the map I linked? The landifill in question is up to 40 meters deep.
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Old 07.11.2020, 19:01
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Did you have a look at the map I linked? The landifill in question is up to 40 meters deep.
Multi story garage then
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Re: Would you buy a property constructed on a Landfill site?

No, I still wouldn't buy it. Old building materials can include asbestos, and back then they weren't so careful in removing it.
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Old 08.11.2020, 12:52
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No, I still wouldn't buy it. Old building materials can include asbestos, and back then they weren't so careful in removing it.
In the 70's you could buy sheets of asbestos & cut them to size at home, been there done that. Due to underfloor heating wee put asbestos under a piano so it stayed in tune longer.
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In the 70's you could buy sheets of asbestos & cut them to size at home, been there done that. Due to underfloor heating wee put asbestos under a piano so it stayed in tune longer.

I used to play with asbestos in the early 80s
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I used to play with asbestos in the early 80s
That explains a lot
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Re: Would you buy a property constructed on a Landfill site?

why buy such crap if you can have someting like this:


https://www.zurichsothebysrealty.com...zurich/1967703


with tax value of only 10 Mio.
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why buy such crap if you can have someting like this:


https://www.zurichsothebysrealty.com...zurich/1967703


with tax value of only 10 Mio.
I was in that house 10 years ago, filming an interview.
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I was in that house 10 years ago, filming an interview.

Did the owner have the wierdest taste in interior design back then?


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Re: Would you buy a property constructed on a Landfill site?

It would be a no from me, given the experience I've had for over 4 years with a house in Scotland that's on a small development above a coal seam. This in not unusual in mining areas, as long as the ground has been made safe there shouldn't be any problems.

The ground was stabilised (they pump loads of concrete underneath to fill the coal seams in). However, the builder was told one part of the grounds should only be used for car parking, but he got greedy and built 2 3 story townhouses with a car port and bin store underneath. 18 months later, the east coast had extremely bad wet weather, the car park subsided as did the town houses - the owners had to leave immediately as they were so dangerous. I went into one, you could put your hand into the cracks and the staircase was leaning forward so much it was like being on the Titanic, very scary.

A government authority had to get involved, we were given all this spiel about them suing the developer in court for 5m. At the beginning of this year we found out they had done the dirty on us by doing a private deal with the builder so it didn't get to court, under the law in Scotland we are not permitted to know what this deal was. It also means none of the owners can sue, so we're all up Sh1t Creek without a paddle whilst the builder is laughing at us. To add insult he bought an affected house at a knock down price because the owner was trying to sell at auction. As he is now the owner, the authority were then duty bound to cover his costs for stabilisation and renovation work!

So I would honestly say, whether it be anything to do with landfill or mining my advice is to tread very carefully - I now have to wait another 5 years for my house to reach it's true market value, but with this pandemic situation it might take longer. TBH if it fell down it wouldn't bother me, we bought it not knowing my OH would be coming here to work and have no emotional attachment to it.
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Re: Would you buy a property constructed on a Landfill site?

it is hard enough to sell a property in "Baurecht". forget about selling later on this one built on a landfill.
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it is hard enough to sell a property in "Baurecht". forget about selling later on this one built on a landfill.
Although come the end of the lease you will do OK
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Although come the end of the lease you will do OK
I am sure it will (mostly) be ok and extended, but there is a psychological effect: will be be really be extended after 50 years? what if... and so on.
these psychological effects act negatively on the purchasers
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I am sure it will (mostly) be ok and extended, but there is a psychological effect: will be be really be extended after 50 years? what if... and so on.
these psychological effects act negatively on the purchasers
At the end of the lease the landowner has to pay for the building on his land.
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You could possible consider visiting this property with your yes very wide open and 100% fluency in Basel dialect as their will certinyl be problems in the future and without total fluency in the local language you will be well and truely nailed to the cross and hung out to dry.
This simply is untrue.
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Re: Would you buy a property constructed on a Landfill site?

I wouldn't for the already mentioned reasons: it's certainly safe for you BUT it's certainly hard to re-sell.

Oh, and take these polluted sites maps rather as a sign of the extremely high quality of the Swiss administration rather than as a negative sign of a city. If you follow a map only, one shouldn't be living in half of Zurich areas either.

https://maps.zh.ch?topic=AwelKBSZH&s...=bezirkslabels
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