Bothell, WA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Washington

Q: Do we need to disclose asbestos for rental if under 0.01

We had the popcorn ceiling removed by a general contractor but he contaminated the home. Then we hired a L&I approved asbestos abatement contractor to completely clean the home. They also did a air quality test after that to make sure the limit is less than 0.01.

Do we need to mention this in the rental contract?

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A: No. While landlords are required by law to disclose the presence of asbestos which implies a health hazard on the property, notifying tenants in this regard is no longer necessary if the problematic materials were adequately removed from the building. Therefore, since asbestos was thoroughly abated by a professional company and the air concentration is currently below the limit, you do not have to disclose this matter to future tenants.

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