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Essential questions tenants must ask

  • 11 August 2017

The legal requirement to control the risk of Legionella applies to all landlords or, indeed, anyone renting out accommodation. However, this fact is not universally known or understood in the rental housing

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Checklist for competency

  • 28 July 2017

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) states in its guidance on the control of Legionella that the dutyholder (i.e. the landlord) needs to “appoint a competent person with sufficient authority and knowledge

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The importance of maintenance

  • 14 July 2017

The BBC1 series ‘The Week the Landlords Moved In’ makes interesting viewing. Each week it follows two different landlords as they move into one of their rental properties and live as their tenants live,

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How to ensure a happy landlord & tenant relationship

  • 30 June 2017

The rented housing market has been subject to considerable scrutiny in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, with much media analysis of the landlord and tenant relationship. It appears that tenants’

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Legionella in the garden

  • 20 June 2017

Legionella risk assessments tend to focus on the indoor water supply in a property, since that is where the majority of the water outlets are to be found, but it’s worth bearing in mind that there are

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Legionella control timetable: what to do and when

  • 9 June 2017

One of the most important aspects of Legionella risk control is timeliness. As with any risk management programme, there is often an optimum timeframe for many of the tasks involved: leave it too long

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The 3 Rs of Legionella risk management

  • 19 May 2017

We recently came across a slightly bizarre but interesting piece of work by scientists studying Legionella: a poem entitled The Summer of Seventy-Six. Written with the intention of enhancing young scientists’

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Common mistakes when doing a Legionella risk assessment

  • 5 May 2017

Doing a Legionella risk assessment for a rental property is an important legal requirement and part of landlords’ health and safety responsibilities towards their tenants. However, it is an area which

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Warm weather risk of Legionella

  • 21 April 2017

Following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Melbourne, Australia, with six cases now diagnosed, the race is on to find the source of the infection. Attention is focused on the cooling towers of nearly

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Legionella advice from HSE

  • 7 April 2017

As a landlord you may be feeling confused about your responsibilities regarding Legionella control; in our experience, many rental property owners are either unaware of the legal requirements, or are confused

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WHAT IS LEGIONELLA?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhalation of tiny droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Legionella can lurk in hot and cold water systems so, along with gas safety, electrical safety and fire risk management, the law now requires landlords to assess and manage water safety in their properties.

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