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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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Legionella risk assessment: common problems in rental accommodation

  • 24 February 2017

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

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Legionella risk assessment: five tips

  • 17 February 2017

Undertaking a Legionella risk assessment can be a daunting task for the uninitiated, which is partly why we set up Compliance for Landlords as a division of Urban Environments. For a busy landlord with

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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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Impact of climate change on Legionella risk

  • 20 January 2017

Following this week’s report that 2016 was the warmest year ever recorded globally, it got us thinking about environmental influences on Legionella bacteria and how our changing climate may affect the

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Foreign travel and Legionnaires' disease

  • 13 January 2017

January is peak season for booking holidays and – predictably – there’s even a special term for it: Sunshine Saturday. Apparently last Saturday, 7th January, the major tour operators were expecting over

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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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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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