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Builders – do you know your obligations regarding asbestos?

On a fairly regular basis, we are in conversations with building owners and tradespeople uncertain about the asbestos status of a job that is already underway. In some cases, these have concerning potential consequences. In many cases, they involve breaches of longstanding legal obligations.

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What can tenants do to minimise Legionella risk?

Whilst landlords do have legal responsibilities to protect the health and safety of their tenants, including protecting them from the risk of exposure to Legionella, there are steps that the tenant, as the resident in the property, needs to also take, to help manage the risk.

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Landlords’ duties in relation to Legionella

The law is clear that if you are a landlord, and rent out your property (or even a room within your own home), then you have legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of your tenant(s), by keeping the property safe, and free from health hazards.

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