As a client, do I have to provide information about asbestos that may be present in the structure?

Yes. You must provide this information so that those planning or bidding for the work can allocate resources for the control of asbestos. You should already hold information about the presence or otherwise of asbestos but, if you have no information, you should arrange for a Type 3 survey to be carried out by a competent person. This is particularly important where the project involves demolition. It is not acceptable, for example, to inform others that ‘…there may be asbestos present on the site’. You must carry out a survey that identifies whether asbestos is present and, if so, where it is situated and what type it is.