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Choosing a Legionella control partner

  • 15 July 2016

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

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Risk assessing a loft for Legionella

  • 8 July 2016

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

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Four key times to review your Legionella risk assessment

  • 1 July 2016

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

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Are your tenants at higher risk of Legionnaires’ disease?

  • 17 June 2016

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

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New to buy-to-let? Five top tips on water hygiene for first-time landlords

  • 10 June 2016

If you’ve recently become a property landlord for the first time you could be forgiven for not knowing about current legislation relating to water hygiene and safety. Even the Government’s own website

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Tenancy changeover: seven essential jobs before a new tenant moves in

  • 3 June 2016

Tenancy changeover is the ideal time to carry out a few essential tasks which will help to reduce the risk of Legionella in your property. As a landlord or letting agent, it is your legal responsibility

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Mind the information gap: three things all landlords need to know

  • 27 May 2016

As you might expect, we meet a lot of tenants, landlords and letting agents in the course of our work and we’re often struck by the huge variance in knowledge levels regarding Legionella control. Despite

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Legionella risk management: why paperwork matters and how to improve yours

  • 24 May 2016

The value of record-keeping has come into sharp focus as a result of "the most fertile Legionella season in recent history" in Sydney, Australia. Following the death of one man and hospitalisation

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Five common problems affecting water hygiene in rented properties

  • 17 March 2016

Our team of engineers visit around 25,000 properties every year, carrying out water hygiene inspections and risk assessments for Legionella control. We’ve seen it all (the good, the bad and the ugly),

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Top 10 risk factors and how to manage them

  • 8 March 2016

Legionella, or Legionnaires’ disease, is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhalation of minute droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella bacteria. All manmade hot and cold water

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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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