Domestic Guidance

The “duty to manage” does not apply to domestic premises in the same way it does for commercial property. If you are concerned about asbestos, Allium can help you manage your asbestos or facilitate the removal should this be a requirement.

The “duty to manage” does not apply to domestic premises in the same way it does for commercial property. If you are concerned about asbestos, Allium can help you manage your asbestos or facilitate the removal should this be a requirement.

Buying a property – Are you purchasing a property built prior to 2000? If so have you checked whether there is any asbestos present? Your home buyers report may not cover this and the value of your investment could be reduced if you subsequently uncover asbestos containing materials.

Own a property – Are you undertaking renovation works in your house? You could inadvertently damage asbestos if you haven’t had a refurbishment survey. Any reputable contractor should ask you for a copy of your survey prior to commencing works.

Renting a property – If you are a tenant in a domestic property your landlord should hold an asbestos register for all communal areas but it may not cover your individual flat. Before undertaking any repair/remedial works in the property you should commission a refurbishment survey.

Landlord – Do you let residential property? Are you aware of your responsibilities with regard to managing asbestos? You should hold an asbestos register of communal areas. In some cases you will also need surveys of the individual dwellings, particularly if you are having refurbishment works undertaken.