We have seen a rise in reports of asbestos contamination in rental properties with increases in ACC claims and tribunal payouts as tenants fight against landlords.
According to one stuff.co.nz article, A woman in Canterbury with eight young grandchildren may have exposed to the carcinogen for up to 18 months after testing in the property came back positive for asbestos. (Stuff article)
Could Asbestos be the new Meth contamination issue for landlords?
If you are a homeowner and considering doing some renovations on your property you will need to be clued in on what to do if the work involves removing or disturbing asbestos-containing products.
Work Safe provides a handy breakdown for dealing with Asbestos in homes built between 1950 – 2000 that will more than built with asbestos-containing products.
If you are concerned about your rental property containing asbestos and what that could mean for you please feel free to contact us.
Aspire Property Management has overseen the remediation of several properties containing exposed and dangerous asbestos on behalf of our customers.
In the majority of cases, asbestos or asbestos containing materials can be inspected by a qualified professional and then managed through an ongoing management plan. The plan will ensure adequate steps are taken to inspect the areas at agreed intervals and ensure the asbestos is not disturbed through maintenance works or tenant alterations.
If the asbestos or material is degrading and causing contamination to the air, then we arrange for the safety of your tenants to be taken care of as the highest priority.
We then have trusted third party contractors who remove the asbestos from the property. Our maintenance team is then able to reinstate the property with safe materials. We then work with the tenants to get them back into the property or find new tenants for you if they have moved on permanently.