Asbestos surveys

Asbestos surveys

Materials containing asbestos were used in building works until 2000. These materials are completely safe as long as they are not damaged or disturbed.

To ensure the safety of our residents, technicians and contractors, we are required by law to carry out asbestos surveys in all of our properties. These inspections provide information on the location and condition of asbestos. The inspections are carried out by our in-house surveyor.

The majority of our properties have already had surveys completed and tenants have been sent copies of the results.

If you’re concerned about asbestos in your home, call our Asbestos Co-ordinator on 0300 3300 900. You can also contact the Health & Safety Executive on 0845 345 0055.

  • Changes to asbestos management

    We will need to return to some surveyed properties in the future to carry out re-inspection surveys or further refurbishment surveys. This will be done prior to any refurbishment work.

  • What if my property hasn't been surveyed?

    In this instance, we may be unable to carry out maintenance or scheduled work such as fitting a new kitchen or bathroom. Please be assured that, if your property was built after 1 January 2000, a survey is not required. This is because the use of asbestos was prohibited in 1999.

  • Should I be concerned?

    Materials containing asbestos in your home are safe as long as they remain undamaged and undisturbed. However, where a survey has identified materials that may contain asbestos, they should not be broken, sanded, cut or drilled.

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