Who is responsible on a rental property?

We have lots of questions over who is responsible in the event of a fall from the roof when work is being done on a rental property.

The issue of the primary or principal contractor is one that is often misunderstood and one that many real estate agents, property managers or landlords/owners are unaware of.

Because I am also the director of our sister company, Ballantyne Safety, a registered RTO that trains people to work at heights, including all of our Gutter-Vac franchisees, I have to keep up with all of these regulations and possible instances of who is responsible if something does go wrong.

I’m often consulted on matters for other companies and insurance companies when things do go wrong.  This is why our Gutter-Vac franchisees are not only trained to work at heights, but also use all of the specialised equipment and are fully insured for all work they do.  We want our franchisees to go home safe each night to their families and for our clients to have the peace of mind that the work is being done in a safe manner.

I recently recorded some videos on the different scenarios regarding rental properties and who is responsible so if you have a rental property or you are managing a rental property for a client, then these videos will be ‘must watch’ videos for you.

I certainly hope they help you understand this often misunderstood topic.

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