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’
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’
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
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
You may not hear many Legionella consultants telling you this, but there are times when it’s not necessary for a landlord to work with an external supplier. However, sometimes it makes practical and financial
When considering buying a property, giving the plumbing an in-depth inspection isn’t high on many purchasers’ priority list. However, if you’re a buy-to-let landlord, it pays to familiarise yourself with
The daffodils are in bloom which means spring must be just around the corner. It also means that it’s a good time to give the plumbing system of your rental property the once-over, checking for damage
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
Our engineers inspect thousands of rental properties every year to carry out Legionella risk assessments, so they see an enormous variety of houses and plumbing systems. This week we’ve been speaking
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
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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