Asbestos and housing disrepair claims
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in building materials, such as insulation, roofing and fireproofing due to its heat-resistant properties. It was later found to be highly carcinogenic. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to a number of serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Asbestos was banned in 1999 due to its health risks.
Have you discovered asbestos inside your home? This substance could have a negative impact on the health of you and your loved ones. Asbestos is a hazard and your landlord is responsible for ensuring that the property rented to you is a safe place in which to live.
If you have reported asbestos to your landlord and the landlord is ignoring your requests, please contact our disrepair experts immediately. We offer help on a No Win No Fee basis for council and housing association tenants.
Asbestos is a housing hazard
To prevent health risks associated with asbestos, it is important to avoid exposure to its fibers. If you suspect that your home may contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), you should report it to your landlord and ask them to hire a professional asbestos inspector to assess the situation and determine if there is a risk of exposure. If ACMs are present, a qualified asbestos removal professional should be hired to safely remove and dispose of the materials.
Asbestos can be found in many areas of a property, including;
- Ceiling, door and wall linings
- Central heating flues
- Eaves and gutters
- Floor tiles
- Garage and shed roofs
- Insulation panels
How our housing disrepair solicitors can help
- Assessing the situation: a housing disrepair solicitor can assess the tenant’s situation and determine if they have a case for legal action against their landlord for the disrepair.
- Communicating with the landlord: a disrepair expert can communicate with the landlord on behalf of the tenant and negotiate repairs or compensation for damages suffered as a result of the disrepair.
- Representing the tenant in court: if necessary, a housing disrepair solicitor can represent the tenant in court and help them pursue legal action against their landlord to obtain compensation for harm caused by the disrepair.
- Providing advice and support: a housing disrepair solicitor can provide tenants with legal advice and support throughout the entire process, including explaining their rights and the legal procedures involved in pursuing a housing disrepair claim.
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