Asbestos in a Rental Property

Asbestos in a Rental Property

Asbestos Rental Property

If there is a presence of asbestos in a rental property, as a landlord you should be familiar with your health and safety responsibilities including how to manage asbestos at your rental property. For example, Rule 1206, adopted by The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, is applicable to all rental owners. Legally, landlords do not have an obligation to remove asbestos from a rental property. However, landlords must provide a habitable premises. Landlords have certain duties towards their tenants to minimize the risk of exposure. As an example, if contractors are doing repairs, or renovations, as this could disturb material that contains asbestos.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice…

Asbestos Removal, Renovation, and Demolition

Asbestos was a common building material up until the 80s. But, just because asbestos is present in a rental property does not mean you will need to remove it. As long as the asbestos has no danger of becoming airborne, there is no reason to remove it. There are certain requirements that are enforced under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) designed to protect people. And, there are other rules and regulations such as Rule 1206 adopted by the San Diego Air Pollution Control District. San Diego’s Air Pollution Control District (APCD) has begun to strictly enforce Rule 1206: new construction standards for asbestos testing to renovation or demolition projects. These updated regulations impact property managers, rental property owners, and service partners, regardless of the size or age of the structure. Learn more about rule 1206 in next week’s article.

When In Doubt

If you have questions about how to deal with asbestos removal during repairs or renovations, or need help doing so please contact us. For anyone looking for the best residential property management, look no further. We manage single-family homes, condos, and apartment buildings throughout the San Diego County. Whether you are interested in changing property managers, or simply looking to hire a property management company for the first time, Rancho Mesa Properties can help. We take care of all types of residential rental properties including homes, condos, multiplexes such as duplex and triplexes, and even small apartment buildings. Let us manage your rental properties, so you can enjoy your life! Call us today at (858) 576-2176. We will save you time, money, and the stress that comes along with managing your own rentals.

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