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Asbestos in Council properties

The Council need to be aware of any asbestos in their properties.  With this in mind, the Council is carrying out surveys to establish whether asbestos may be present, along with the type, location and condition of any material identified.  This process is ongoing and all Council properties will be completed by the end of March 2014.

In the past different forms of asbestos were used in the construction of buildings.  If asbestos is present, it will have been there for many years.  Whilst asbestos remains undisturbed and in good condition, it does not present a hazard. Contact us if you have any concerns.

Carrying out works to your home

If you intend to carry out any works on your home, you must seek permission in accordance with your tenancy agreement.  Before we grant any permission, we will check whether asbestos is present in your property and arrange a survey if one hasn't already been carried out.  This service is free of charge.

If your intended works require work on, or involves the removal of asbestos containing materials, you must tell us before starting work.  The cost of removal/making safe will not be paid by the Council, but should be included as part of your costs.

Last updated Tuesday, 5th January 2016

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