Guide

Commercial rental property: landlord and tenant responsibilities

Introduction

If you are a landlord or tenant of commercial property you will have a duty to ensure the business premises are well maintained and safe, healthy places for people to work. Whether the landlord or tenant is responsible for certain aspects of the business property is determined by law and the terms of the rental lease.

This guide explains the health and safety responsibilities in rented business property including gas safety, fire safety and electrical safety. There is also guidance on how to manage asbestos in rented business property if it is present in the building. Energy performance in rented business property is also outlined in this guide.