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Plumbing improvements to reduce Legionella risk

  • 26 January 2018

If you’re renovating a property for rental, it’s likely that some plumbing work will be involved. Whether you’re extending, refurbishing or installing a new bathroom, kitchen or heating system, we recommend


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Twelve days of Legionella risk

  • 15 December 2017

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): On


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Pipework problems

  • 1 December 2017

Problems with a building’s pipework can be the root cause of bacterial growth, as well as an indirect cause of more complex issues with domestic plumbing. As the winter weather sets in and heating systems


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Something in the air...Legionella

  • 17 November 2017

As the weather turns chilly and it seems that there are infectious bugs everywhere, from Norovirus to the common cold, it’s worth remembering that other harmful bacteria – such as Legionella – could also


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Take our quiz to discover your Legionella risk level

  • 6 October 2017

Unsure whether your rental property is high or low risk for Legionella? Take this quick quiz to find out. Question 1: is your property more than 20 years old? YES – older properties are at greater risk


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Managing Legionella risk in showers

  • 22 September 2017

The popularity of showers over baths continues to grow in the UK and bathroom design reflects this trend, with many people now opting for a wet room or large shower cubicle rather than a traditional bath.


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Flooding and Legionella risk

  • 8 September 2017

In the light of the recent horrendous flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma hitting the Caribbean, it seems timely to look at the impact of flooding on Legionella risk. It is


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Get prepared for new minimum energy efficiency standards

  • 25 August 2017

Landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) need to act now in preparation for the new energy efficiency standards due to come into force on 1 April 2018. Since the Green Deal effectively came to an end


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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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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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Failure to comply can result in hefty fines or even a prison sentence.


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