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Asbestos Regulations

If you own a business you are responsible for ensuring it complies with UK asbestos regulations. If your business or employees might come into contact with asbestos it is a requirement to have an asbestos policy.

Our solicitors can help you review your existing asbestos policy to make sure you are operating within the law, protecting you from future complications with lease transfers, business sales and employee compensation claims.

Does your business comply with asbestos regulations?

If you are unsure, the first step is to contact a specialist asbestos surveyor; a surveyor will inspect your premises and locate any asbestos in the building. As asbestos is potentially lethal, he will then provide you with a report advising you if the asbestos should be sealed off or removed from the premises completely.

Aside from the potential health consequences, failing to deal with asbestos on your business premises can cause problems with any future transfer of your lease, as a new buyer will want to see the asbestos report and a document detailing how the surveyor’s recommendations were dealt with.

A non-compliant building can also hold up a business sale; often, vendors are forced to find asbestos surveyors at the last minute, jeopardising the transaction.

Contact Business Lawyers Direct

Thinking ahead and scheduling an asbestos survey now to deal with existing issues is just one example of how our forward-thinking commercial solicitors can prepare you for a business sale in good time.

If you require advice regarding asbestos regulations, are selling your business or simply need to an experienced commercial solicitor,

Call Business Lawyers Direct today on or contact us via our online enquiry form and one of our senior solicitors will be pleased to discuss your requirements.

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