A Canberra family who say they unwittingly bought a Mr Fluffy home is suing the government for $2.46million in what could become a landmark case in the ACT.
The lawsuit, understood to be the first of its kind, is a clear signal the Mr Fluffy crisis could spill over into the ACT court system.
The family purchased the Forrest home for $1.87 million in November 2008 and spent a further $590,000 on renovations.
But they were never told the property was potentially filled with deadly asbestos until the ACT Work Safety Commissioner in February posted letters to the owners of 1049 Canberra homes warning of the danger, papers filed in court say.
Two asbestos audits of the home discovered loose amosite asbestos in a built-in bedroom wardrobe, and remnants of the potentially lethal insulation in the wall cavities and subfloor areas.
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