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Asbestos.  Putting an end to the hype..... - 20th Jun 2018

Asbestos.  Putting an end to the hype.....

Asbestos.  Putting an end to the hype:  Interestingly, some asbestos removal companies have been advertising that ALL landlords need an asbestos management plan for EVERY rental property they own.  The fact of the matters is – thankfully, that is not correct.  Worksafe have issued a policy statement which clarifies a landlord’s responsibilities concerning asbestos in rental properties.  Under the HSWA (Health and Safety at Work Act 2015) all landlords must ensure that work carried out at their property is done safely and without endangering workers or any others, including tenants.  Landlords and Property Managers acting on behalf of Landlords, have a duty to identify asbestos and prepare an asbestos management plan for work which involves, or may involve the risk of exposure to asbestos. 

A full copy of the (plain English – including examples) Worksafe policy can be found here:

https://worksafe.govt.nz/laws-and-regulations/operational-policy-framework/operational-policies/policy-clarification-residential-landlords-and-asbestos/

Shared from our Rental Property Management company Propertyscouts

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