I own a plot of land on which stand three garages, There is approximately 10m2 of asbestos cement corrugated roof on these garages (built in the late 1960s). Two of the panels are intact, but one has broken in half.
I would like to be a responsible landowner and make sure that I am fulfilling my legal duties but I am unsure where I stand. The garages are unoccupied, fenced off and on (my) private land, but no longer linked to or integral to a residence. There is also an access path which is required for me to enable access for two households to reach the rear of their gardens. The garages are approximately 2m away from this path.
Do the garages still count as a private dwelling, or does the duty to manage apply?
Any advice would be gratefully received. I have looked at the HSE website and because the garages are no longer linked to private residence I’m unclear as to where I stand.