FAQ for Tenants

I am a tenant in a domestic building and want to know if there is asbestos there. How do I get this information?

There is no legal requirement for an asbestos survey on a domestic property unless it is to undergo refurbishment. If this is the case the landlord will need to commission a survey before any works are started

I am a tenant in a commercial building and want to know if there is asbestos there. How do I get this information?

The Duty Holder or person responsible for maintenance should have commissioned an asbestos survey to establish this by now. If you are responsible for maintenance then this is your responsibility and you need to give us a call immediately. If this is your landlord’s role, ask him for a copy of the report.

Is it necessary to remove asbestos from a property?

No, many houses in the UK contain asbestos and there is no legal requirement to remove. The material just needs to be kept in good condition and away from disturbance. Please note however, that it is illegal to sell any type of asbestos product in the UK including second hand material such as roof sheets or floor tiles.

I have material which I suspect may be asbestos. How do I get this checked?

Give us a call and one of our operatives will come out and take a sample. We will then analyse the material and provide you with a certificate showing if it is asbestos free of the type and concentration of asbestos found within it.

I have disturbed material which I think is asbestos. What should I do?

Exit the room immediately and close the door. If possible wet a towel and place it at the bottom of the door to prevent any fibres from blowing out with the draft. Then give us a call and one of our operatives will call to assess the situation.

Can you carry out an air test in my property to make sure that the air is safe?

Yes, we can arrange for the provision of air testing in the property which will determine if there are asbestos fibres present in the air. Give us a call for further information and pricing.

For any other questions or to book any of our services, just use our online contact form, e-mail info@meyerenvironmental.co.uk, or telephone 02393 072182

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