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
Many landlords and letting agents choose to employ a specialist firm to handle the control of Legionella in their rental properties. However, there is a growing market in Legionella training courses aimed
Not surprisingly, we’re often asked for advice on water hygiene and Legionella by our customers. Of course, our blog is full of useful tips and information and we like to think we know what we’re talking
What is a landlord? This may seem like a silly question, but when it comes to the control of Legionella and a landlord’s legal obligations, the term landlord is actually broader than you might think.
One of the most common sources of nourishment for Legionella bacteria in a domestic water system is sediment, rust or other dirt. Therefore, an important control method is to ensure that cold water storage
It is now 40 years since the first outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a Philadelphia hotel in summer 1976, when over 200 people were infected and more than 30 patients died. Cases of Legionnaires’ disease
Some landlords and letting agents manage their own Legionella control programme as they are sufficiently experienced and knowledgeable to handle risk assessments and maintenance programmes. However, many
When was the last time you went into your loft? Beyond opening the hatch to stow something away or retrieve an item, it’s fair to say that most people spend little or no time actually looking around the
In its guidance on Legionella & Landlords’ responsibilities, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) isn’t prescriptive about how often a Legionella risk assessment should be reviewed, but it does
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) stipulates in its Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) on the control of Legionella in water systems that the duty holder (usually the landlord) must “appoint a competent
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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