Asbestos: legal requirements and best practice for property professionals and clients

Published May 2021
Effective from 1 August 2021

The widespread use of asbestos has implications for property professionals working in all sectors and can impact on all stages of a building’s life cycle.

This guidance note contains a comprehensive overview of the legislation and industry guidance that govern the complex subject of asbestos. It provides guidance on the dangers asbestos poses to health and businesses, and sets out best practice advice to assist property professionals in complying with the regulations and implementing an effective management plan to ensure that they do not put themselves or others at risk.

Visit the RICS website for case studies relating to common asbestos containing materials.