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  • Asbestos
    bananas
    Hi, just wondered if anyone knows anything about the legal liabilities for asbestos. We own one flat in a converted block. When we refurbished our flat, we found asbestos, and had it removed professionally, and because it was notifiable, that meant the full bells and whistles treatment (and bill)...
    02-07-2019, 20:47 PM
  • Reply to Asbestos
    leaseholder64
    If it is very high risk, it is probably asbestos millboard, rather than asbestos insulation board. The latter can sometimes be removed by non-licensed contractors, although is still subject to legislation.
    02-07-2019, 22:47 PM
  • Reply to Asbestos
    bananas
    Thank you - that is an interesting point about the management survey. I don't know whether it's called insulation board, probably is. I just know that it is the most dangerous stuff. Originally we all thought is was hardboard, and it was only when a sheet of it was unscrewed to do a job on a stopcock,...
    02-07-2019, 22:22 PM
  • Reply to Asbestos
    leaseholder64
    The responsible person, presumably the management company, is supposed to have carried out an asbestos management survey.

    The proposed removal method would be illegal. It must be done by a licensed contractor and any vacuum cleaner would need to have a special, high performance, filter....
    02-07-2019, 22:02 PM
  • Reply to Asbestos
    bananas
    The reason we can't leave it is because we need access to the pipes and wires - work is needed on the fire alarm panel/wires, plus plumbing can't be done - there's no point waiting for a leak and then not being able to instruct a plumber. Plus the area needs re-decorating (the asbestos is damaged and...
    02-07-2019, 21:49 PM
  • Reply to Asbestos
    JK0
    I think there is less of a health risk by leaving well alone than by disturbing it.
    02-07-2019, 21:20 PM
  • Circuit boards
    Samsmum
    I am a director of a resident management company. One of our directors, an ex electrical engineer , ( not registered with a competent persons scheme ) has fitted circuit boards without having them certified. He has told me we can not force residents to have them certified. My question is : how responsible...
    30-06-2019, 09:02 AM
  • Reply to Circuit boards
    tlangdon12
    Plastic consumer units are no longer allowed to be fitted, and this has been the case since 2015. A qualified electrician would also have a torque screwdriver to ensure that the terminals are tightened to the manufacturers specification, as loose connections are a major cause of consumer unit fires....
    02-07-2019, 19:51 PM
  • Reply to Circuit boards
    leaseholder64
    Something that is concerning me is that you seem to understand less about the "circuit boards" than I would expect of a tenant. Describing something as a plastic box suggests to me you would not know what to do in an emergency or if a circuit breaker trips. I assume your plastic box is one...
    01-07-2019, 10:39 AM
  • Reply to Circuit boards
    leaseholder64
    Are you sure there is no requirement in the lease to obey national laws?

    Also, who has repairing responsibility for the electrics?

    Is there some way in which the director was acting on behalf of the company when they did the work? If not, it seems to be just another cowboy...
    01-07-2019, 10:27 AM
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