Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, which was used extensively in construction up until 2000. Since then, it is widely considered to be hazardous to health if disturbed and the fibres breathed in.
We are committed to providing homes, which are suitable, and safe for you, therefore we have committed to remove all asbestos from our properties while they are empty. In lived in properties, we will complete a programme of surveys, so we have a clear picture on the location and condition of any asbestos remaining in our properties.
Asbestos surveys are required as it was often used with other substances. For us to identify the presence of asbestos, surveyors will either:
- Empty properties - take samples of any suspect areas and send them for analysis and send them away for tests, or
- Lived in properties - often leave the material in place, if it is safe to do so, and prevent any unnecessary disturbance to you.
Each case will be considered on a case-by-case basis.