If you own, occupy or have management responsibilities for a building then you have a legal duty to manage asbestos within that premises. This is not a law to survey but it is a law to manage asbestos. To comply with Regulation 4 you need to manage asbestos but you will not be able to do that unless you know you have it. If you know you have it then you will need a management plan and a register.
To do this you will need to carry out an asbestos survey. Once a survey has been carried out and if needed then a responsible person can be appointed to manage the asbestos. Because asbestos was banned in 1999 it is a requirement to inspect a building if it was built before 2000. Any building built after that should not require an inspection.