This paper is published by ResPublica on the current policies in the United Kingdom for landlords and private housing tenants. The UK current regime does not require landlords to manage and maintain asbestos in private living areas, which are not for common use.
The paper challenges the current regulations surrounding the management of asbestos in domestic premises in the UK. The paper focuses on privately rented properties, which pose a unique set of challenges. It concludes with recommendations designed to ameliorate the problem and reform the current regime.
The situation is very likely identical in New Zealand and each of the Australian states and territories.