I would really appreciate your advice, or if you are unable to give it can you please who can give me impartial advice. I own a property which a few weeks ago had a leak. The plumber cut one hole in the ceiling and then a larger one a week later. The building's insurers advised me today that the ceiling tested positive for asbestos. My question is how safe was it for the plumber to do this for his own health. Also, the tenant is pregnant, should I have any concerns about her safety -- a) if she was in the room when the plumber cut the ceiling, or b) now as she is living there. The building's insurers advised me that they have to replace the ceiling rather than patch up the hole as this would put the workmen at risk, but they have not advised me that the tenant has to move out whilst they are removing the ceiling
I am concerned that they are not looking after the tenant's health.