Advice for Homeowners who may have asbestos in the home

As a homeowners you are responsible for repairing and maintaining your property, including any materials that may contain asbestos. Specialist laboratories can test suspect materials to confirm whether or not they contain asbestos.

You are responsible for the safe removal and consignment of asbestos materials to a licensed waste tip by your removal contractor. Please ensure that you obtain a copy of the waste consignment note from your removal contractor as proof of safe disposal of hazardous waste for your own records. Failure of safe disposal of hazardous waste will incur a minimum fine of £5,000.

If you suspect that materials containing asbestos are present or damaged contact a specialist laboratory contractor who is licensed (accredited) to test suspect materials to confirm whether or not they contain asbestos.

United Kingdom Accreditation Society (UKAS)
21-47 High Street
Feltham
Middlesex
TW13 4UN

Call: 020 8917 8400

If you want to have asbestos material repaired or removed, you can obtain details of local licensed asbestos removal contractors from:

Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA)
Unit 1 Stretton Business Park 2
Brunel Drive
Stretton
Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 0BY

Call: 01283 566467
Email: info@arca.org.uk

Concerned about asbestos

If you suspect that materials containing asbestos have been damaged contact us:

If you require further information on asbestos in your home you can contact us:

Email asbestossafety@lambethliving.org.uk

Call 0800 088 0088, or

Visit your local area office.