Tenants must now be told if the premises they want to lease is listed on the loose-fill asbestos insulation (LFAI) Register, or becomes listed during their tenancy.
If the property becomes listed on the LFAI Register during a tenancy, the landlord has to notify the tenant within 14 days. The changes began on 30 October 2016 and as a result the Residential Tenancy Agreement (RTA) now includes prescribed changes concerning LFAI.
This means agents will need to make sure they are aware of the options available to make sure they are using compliant residential tenancy agreements such as the REINSW’s Residential Tenancy Agreement.
If your property has loose fill asbestos, or you think it might; speak to your property manager for more information.