Legionella

Compliance

Legionella: What’s Your Responsibility?

When it comes to legionella, agents have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their tenants by keeping the property safe and free from health hazards, whether they let a home or room within a home. Overall, it’s an agent’s duty to assess the risk of legionella to ensure the safety of the tenants. This doesn’t require an in-depth, detailed assessment. Assessing The Risk Most agents can assess the risk of legionella themselves should they feel competent and understand the water system. Agents are not required by law to keep a record of the assessment; this is only law for employers with five or more employees. It’s recommended agent’s keep a record for their purpose and benefit should a legal case occur. The assessment should include a site survey of the water system. It’s important water is not left to stagnate such as in student accommodation. Careful …

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Protect Your Tenants From That Winter Snap

Colder weather means your properties are more at risk of damage, whether it’s the pipes, boiler, gutter or drainage system. As well as this, ensuring your lets up to date with the latest compliance will ensure your tenants are fully protected throughout the Winter months. We’ve outlined some keys things you should consider… Gas Safety With over twenty three million homes in the United Kingdom, gas safety is vital to protect your property from potential carbon monoxide poisoning. Every agent is responsible by law for keeping their gas appliances under control and in full working order. As well as this, an annual gas safety inspection must be carried out on each appliance in every one of your properties. Hiring someone to conduct the gas check can often be tricky, they must be a Gas Safe Registered engineer. Fully qualified engineers can be found on Gas Safe Register’s official site by …

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