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Letting agents and Legionella control

  • 10 March 2017

Last week we looked at how landlords can work more effectively with their tenants on Legionella control. This week we examine that other vital relationship in a landlord’s professional life: the letting

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Involving your tenants in Legionella control

  • 3 March 2017

Since 2013 health and safety legislation has required landlords to control the risk of Legionella in rental properties. In this context, the definition of a landlord is far-reaching, and includes anyone

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Descaling as Legionella control

  • 10 February 2017

Limescale is a problem for many households as much of Britain has hard water, which means it contains deposits of magnesium, calcium or iron salts which adhere to your plumbing. Scotland, Wales and Northern

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A simple Legionella risk assessment for landlords

  • 3 February 2017

Health and safety legislation requires everyone who rents out property (even if it’s just a room in your house) to undertake a risk assessment for Legionella. Legionella is a waterborne bacteria which

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New HSE Legionella guidance for hot tubs

  • 27 January 2017

In the same week that the courts have confirmed that a prosecution for corporate manslaughter will go ahead for bosses of JTF Wholesale after two men died from Legionnaires’ disease contracted from a display

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New Year's resolutions for landlords

  • 6 January 2017

It’s that time when people tend to take stock of various aspects of their lives and make new plans and resolutions for the New Year. For landlords in the private residential sector there are lots of changes

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The benefits of a systematic flushing regime

  • 30 December 2016

We have blogged several times about the importance of flushing little-used outlets as a control measure for Legionella, but it seems particularly appropriate to look at it in more detail at this time of

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Food sources for Legionella and how to get rid of them

  • 18 November 2016

Like all living organisms, Legionella bacteria need the right conditions to survive. Legionella control measures are largely aimed at ensuring that these conditions are not allowed to occur, thus effectively

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Seven steps to Legionella compliance

  • 21 October 2016

Based on our experience, the majority of landlords are unaware of their obligations in relation to controlling the risk of Legionella in their rental properties. This simple guide is designed to help any

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Evidence gathering for Legionella risk assessment

  • 14 October 2016

When our engineers carry out Legionella risk assessments they are trained to gather visual evidence as part of the process. Photography and schematic drawings are an essential part of assessing and recording

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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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