Legionella and Landlords
The Legionella control association states that if you are a landlord and rent out a property you own, or a room within the home, then you have legal responsibilities to protect your tenants and keep them safe from water systems health hazards. Do not take this responsibility lightly. Failing to comply with the law around water risk assessments and legionella can result in fines and, in some extreme cases, prosecution if convicted of a health and safety offence.
Tenants should be informed by their estate agents or the landlord directly of any measures that are in place at the property and anything that needs to be maintained while at the property. Legionella risk assessment record-keeping is not a legal requirement for landlords, but it is certainly advisable to maintain and keep records of any legionella risk assessments and advisories or any ongoing remedial works at your properties to show that you are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of your tenants.
To help prevent Legionnaires’ disease, uRisk provides a water systems Legionella Risk Assessment for single property landlords, multiple property landlords, estate agents, letting agents and property management companies.
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