Landlords, make sure you don’t give the gift of Legionnaires’ disease this Christmas! To help remind you of the risks you need to control, here’s a little ditty we’ve composed (you know the tune already):
Friday 19th January 2018 could be an important day for landlords and tenants as it marks the second reading of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill in the House
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
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,
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’
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
Established patterns of residential letting have been completely overturned in recent years as the challenging housing market has reduced people’s ability to buy their own home. Landlords need to respond
With the Daily Mail recently reporting soaring numbers of older people living in rented accommodation, it’s worth considering the level of risk presented by the type of tenants you have in your property
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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