Commercial Property Owners
As a commercial property owner you have a legal duty to manage asbestos at your premises under the Control of Asbestos (CAR2006) regulations. Whilst the day-to-day management of asbestos can be delegated to a manager or management company, the legal duty cannot be delegated and the property owner is still ultimately responsible for ensuring that any appointed persons are competent to fulfil the responsibilities laid out under this duty.
Commercial property owners are particularly at risk of being taken advantage of by asbestos surveyors and management companies offering poor advice. It is worth checking that the recommendations you have been given are absolutely necessary before you commit to any expense. So far we have saved UK property owners in excess of £50 million by avoiding unnecessary removal costs.
If you do have to remove asbestos you may be able to claim 150% tax back. See the tax relief section for more info.
For specific and tailored advice on how to manage your asbestos situation, contact us and we'll get straight back to you.