Landlords must manage any asbestos-related risks when work is being done at their property.

This is to protect the health and safety of tenants, neighbours, contractors and anyone else who may be affected.

Landlords must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

Asbestos was a common building material up until the 1980s. It may also be in properties built or renovated before 1 January 2000.

As a landlord, you may not have to remove asbestos from your property but you will need to manage any related risks. For example, if contractors are doing repairs, this could disturb material that contains asbestos.

The WorkSafe website has comprehensive asbestos information, including:

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