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Asbestos

If you suspect that you may have asbestos in your home, contact us on 020 8489 5611 for help and advice.

We will arrange an appointment for a surveyor to visit you to assess the material and, if necessary, arrange for it to be tested. Our specialist asbestos team keeps a register of all properties known to have asbestos.

Materials containing asbestos are safe as long as they are left undisturbed. Do not carry out do-it-yourself repairs such as sanding or drilling on any materials that you suspect may contain asbestos.

You can get more information in our leaflet Your Guide to Asbestos

What is Homes for Haringey doing about asbestos in Haringey Council homes?

Homes for Haringey holds a list of properties where asbestos has been found or is believed to exist. This list is updated as we carry out surveys across the council’s housing stock. Tenants will receive the results of these surveys in writing. Where we think asbestos is present tests are carried out. If the asbestos is in a good condition, it is best practice to leave it in place. However, if the asbestos is in a bad condition, it will be removed or made safe.

Leaseholders must make their own arrangements for removal unless the work is part of a major project. Where major projects are being undertaken, tenants and leaseholders are formally consulted as a group and advised on the full process such as how the asbestos will be removed and, if necessary, what precautions are needed and for how long.

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Page Last Updated:

12 January 2017