We are committed to making sure that anything containing asbestos within your home is safe.

UNDERSTANDING ASBESTOS

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was commonly used in building materials between 1900 and the late 1990s and may be found in some of our older properties. Your landlord holds a register of their properties that have Asbestos containing materials identified within them. Countrywise have access to this register and work to ensure that Asbestos containing materials is managed or removed as appropriate.

When asbestos is disturbed it can release fibres into the air. These fibres can cause respiratory distress and long term ill heath, in extreme cases can cause life terminating conditions. Materials containing asbestos, which are in good condition and are managed present minimal risk to you.

If something in your home is damaged and you suspect it contains an asbestos containing material, please contact Countrywise Repairs customer service centre on 01892 501480 option 3

All of Countrywise Repairs operatives supervisors and managers have been trained to identify materials that could contain ACM and we have a robust process for managing or removing the materials as required.

Your responsibility as a tenant

If you would like to carry out any modifications or improvements to your home, you must always have our written permission before starting work. This is a condition of your Tenancy Agreement.

When we receive your letter we will check our records and advise you of any precautions you need to take, just as we do when our contractors works at your property. Should you unexpectedly come across something you think could contain asbestos,  please contact Countrywise Repairs customer service centre on 01892 501480 option 3. We can then investigate and help to maintain your safety.

DIY is the most likely cause of asbestos being disturbed or damaged. You cannot always spot things that contain asbestos as they can look identical to asbestos-free products.

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