Landlord
Landlord

As a Landlord of a commercial property your duty to manage asbestos will depend on the specific terms of your lease or tenancy contract. If you are responsible for carrying out maintenance then this duty is yours. If this is shared then the cost of asbestos management should also be shared and arrangements made between all parties involved. If you are a Landlord of a domestic property then you have a duty under the Defective Premises Act 1972 to take reasonable care to see that tenants and visitors are safe from personal injury or disease caused by a defect in the state of the premises, which whilst not specifically mentioned, should include asbestos. Your tenants have a duty to cooperate as far as possible to enable you to fulfil this responsibility. 

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