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Domestic premises is defined as a private dwelling where somebody lives.
Owners and occupiers of domestic premises do not have the same legal responsibilities as dutyholders. But it is important to understand that contractors working in or on domestic premises are at work and are therefore subject to the standards set out in the ACoP 8 Management of Exposure to Asbestos in Workplace Buildings and Structures.
However, the duty to manage asbestos does apply to the common parts of multi-occupancy domestic premises, such as purpose built flats or houses converted into flats.The common parts of such domestic premises might include foyers, corridors, lifts, staircases, roof spaces and garages.