At Magenta Living, we want to ensure that you feel safe in your home and as your landlord, we have a duty to manage asbestos in the communal areas of our properties.

Many of our homes have some form of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in them but please don’t be alarmed. Asbestos is a natural fibre which was used in the construction of buildings up to the year 2000, including houses, mainly because of its resistance to fire and heat. The use of asbestos is now banned, however, it can be left in building materials as long as it poses no risk to human health. Many people have concerns about asbestos, however, if it is left undisturbed then it poses no real threat.

Asbestos in your home is not usually a serious problem. Asbestos is dangerous only when it gets damaged or disturbed during any structural work or DIY activity.

Asbestos leaflet


Where could I find asbestos in my home?

Very few, if any, properties have asbestos in all of the areas listed below. The following is just guidance about where it could be found:


Asbestos Roof• Roof garage and shed sheets, tiles or roof felt

• Gutters and down pipes

• Fascia



• Partition walls

• Panels beneath windows

• Cupboards around domestic boilers

• Panels behind electrical equipment

• Panels behind fires or heaters

• Panels on or inside fire doors

• Bath panels

• Floor tiles

• Textured coatings such as (Artex)

• Gaskets and rope seals inside gas appliances

• Cold water storage tanks

Asbestos do’s and don’ts

Asbestos Do’s and Don’ts 

Do report any damaged or worn ACMs to Magenta Living

Don’t carry out DIY activities that may damage ACMs

Asbestos SafetyDon’t sweep, dust or vacuum any debris that may contain asbestos

Don’t sand, scrape, drill or break anything you think may contain asbestos

Don’t walk through debris that may contain asbestos, it will contaminate other areas of your home

Don’t panic! Remember, materials containing asbestos that are in good condition and left undisturbed are safe