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myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:31:02

Holy fucking shite.
Just received a nice polite letter, two of them, telling me there is asbestos here but apparently it's not a bother

Well why are you fucking telling me about it then?

UnconventionalWarfare Tue 20-Dec-16 16:32:12

Because they have too and its so you dont disturb it inadvertently causing a release of fibres

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:32:32

Aibu to tell them to fuck off if it's not a fucking problem?

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:33:16

I don't know where it fucking is!

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Dec-16 16:33:24

Where is it? It's useful to know so you don't disturb it. It's finacad lung as you don't go drilling or knocking things down where the asbestos is.

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Dec-16 16:34:01

finacad lung is supposed to say fine!

abbsisspartacus Tue 20-Dec-16 16:34:20

Send them a letter? What type is it and WHERE?

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Dec-16 16:34:48

Cross posted with you.

Who sent the letter? I'd contact them and ask for further details.

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:35:34

What do they think I'm going to do. Poke the ceiling?
If it's fine where it is, why stress me out about it?

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:37:19

I actually thought that finacud lung was what I'll contract from it haha

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:38:10

Letters are from Waltham forest housing.

TheCatsMother99 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:39:05

They're trying to be responsible about it but have only given you half the info.

Depending on where the asbestos is, there are many reasons why you may end up disturbing it, so they do need to inform you but they also should have told you where it is.

Bear in mind it was originally used due to it's 'fantastic' fire retardant qualities, so it could be in a number of areas - walls, ceilings, cupboards, so, yes, you might need to poke the ceiling (for example due to a water leak) and it could be in there.

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:40:44

Now I'm going to start imagining my asthma has gotten worse. Ffs.
I'm mad enough as it is

Cel982 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:42:28

Of course you need to know if there's asbestos in your house, if you carried out any renovations without knowing it was there it could become a serious problem. Left untouched it's not dangerous so I really wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:43:38

So, once walls are intact as I dubiously observe two repairs in ceiling I'm safe enough?

SurferRona Tue 20-Dec-16 16:47:39

here you go OP! links to further info www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/member-of-public.htm

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:50:42

Thanks surfer. That's reassuring.

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 16:51:49

It's ok. False alarm lol.

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Dec-16 16:54:03

What do you mean "false alarm"? Was the letter not addressed to you?

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 17:00:06

No, the two letters were. It appears not to be something to be alarmed about though!

TheCatsMother99 Tue 20-Dec-16 17:02:44

I'd definitely contact them though and ask for locations in case you want to carry out any work in the future on the house that may disturb it.

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 17:31:26

I don't even possess a hammer so I think I am safe enough grin

myoriginal3 Tue 20-Dec-16 17:32:37

Plus tenancy agreement forbids any work.

TheCatsMother99 Tue 20-Dec-16 18:02:42

Well as long as the landlord knows where it is then it's not your problem and I don't know why they're writing to you. Weird.

Manumission Tue 20-Dec-16 18:04:31

Why would you NOT want to know? That's crazy!

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