A landlord and building contractor have been fined after large quantities of asbestos fibres were released from the demolition of a conservatory at a rented property.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the landlord commissioned a building contractor to replace a conservatory containing asbestos panels at a property in Selly Oak, Birmingham between Friday 18 August and Tuesday 29 August 2017.  Asbestos was spread as the panels were removed in a haphazard and uncontained way.

The convicted have been instructed to do150 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay costs in excess of £2,400.00 

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