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.