Should You Warn Your Tenants About the Presence of Asbestos?

If you know that your rental has asbestos, you may have a legal obligation to notify and warn your tenants.

Additionally, if you are pursuing a major renovation job on a rental that was built before 1981, you need to test for the presence of asbestos. If the test comes back positive, you must provide protection for workers and tenants.

This requirement comes from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). More information about the OSHA rules for asbestos can be found on their official website.

Tellus TIP:

You are required to protect your tenants from asbestos if you know about the presence of asbestos materials in your property.