25 Jan Landlord’s Asbestos Safety Responsibilities
Although it was banned from use in 1999, asbestos is still present in many old buildings. Landlords of these types of properties must ensure they manage the risks posed by asbestos, as it can significantly harm those exposed to it. To help them manage these risks, landlords should carry out an asbestos risk assessment. This involves identifying where asbestos is present, who it might harm, and what they need to do to prevent it from being disturbed. They should keep a record of this information and regularly review it, such as at the start of a new tenancy.
If there is asbestos in their property, the landlord must inform tenants, contractors, and anyone else at risk about where the asbestos is located and prevent them from disturbing it.