Within B&NES Council, a register of properties containing asbestos was commenced and disclosed on the sell-off. The list however was far from complete and identified properties where there was an existing knowledge...
To attempt to survey all properties and take remedial action to remove asbestos would appear to prsent costs and activity out of all proportion to the risk." (letter B&NES Council Director of Housing to Curo Chief Executive 24/01/2000)
"The asbestos which has been identified in Curo properties is, in all cases, on the outside of the buildings." (B&NES Council Director of Housing & Social Services Bath Chronicle 1st September 2000)
"ASBESTOS SURVEY REPORT
SURVEY REFERENCE J033088
Customer - Curo Housing Group 04/04/2014
Ground floor - hall, gas cupboard, kitchen, living room ASBESTOS DETECTED. 1st Floor- landing, W.C, bathroom, bedroom 1, bedroom 2 ASBESTOS DETECTED."
This asbestos only detected 9 years after extensive repairs and improvements carried out on property by Curo Housing.
We look forward to the Housing Ombudsmans impending report into this scandalous situation ASAP.