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If a commercial lease does not specify the responsibility for an asbestos survey, is this the responsibility (including the cost) for the landlord or the tenant-is there an authority that states whose responsibility this is?

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Published on LexisPSL on 18/06/2018

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  • If a commercial lease does not specify the responsibility for an asbestos survey, is this the responsibility (including the cost) for the landlord or the tenant-is there an authority that states whose responsibility this is?

The Regulation of asbestos in commercial buildings is contained with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (CAR 2012) which came into effect in April 2012. It is best practice to read the CAR 2012 in conjunction with the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) published by the Health and Safety Executive.

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