It is recommended that landlords perform a Legionella risk assessment every two years to meet their legal duty in ensuring that the risk of exposure of tenants to Legionella is properly assessed and controlled.
We are always looking for additional ways to add extra value to our client’s services that in turn helps provide a better service to their landlords. Legionella risk assessment makes a lot of sense for us as we have the right skill set to ensure this work is carried out to the highest levels and can in turn be offered in addition to our inventory management services.
Outsourcing this activity through us is an efficient and cost-effective way for landlords, agents and property managers to demonstrate they are compliant. We can perform the risk assessment as a separate visit or whilst we are already attending the property for a check-in, check-out or mid-term report allowing for us to offer better overall value.
Legionella is a bacteria naturally found in water systems. Whilst the bacteria at low levels do not pose a health risk, under certain conditions, in water storage tanks for example, and in certain temperature ranges, the bacteria can multiply increasing the risk of Legionnaire’s Disease. Risk increases in water systems that are unused for any period of time; making rental properties particularly vulnerable. Legionnaire’s is a potentially fatal disease with flu-like symptoms often mistaken for pneumonia contracted by inhaling bacteria contained in water droplets.
We are to provide full checks of the entire water system in residential property including water tanks in lofts, pipes, taps, toilet and shower systems. The risk assessment will indicate whether any action is required on the part of the landlord and if not is a record demonstrating compliance in protecting tenants.
Photo sources: bwt-ni.co.uk – housemanwaterhygiene.com
You might also like
Utilising No Letting Go’s property management servicesUpload on December 5, 2023 by Lydia Horsley
Utilising No Letting Go’s property management services can be pivotal in ensuring that rental properties not only meet but maintain the criteria set out by the Decent Homes Standard. Here’s why: 1. Professional Inspections and Audits No Letting Go provides professional property inspections which are essential in identifying potential health and safety hazards, ensuring that [...]READ MORE
Delving into HHSRS: The Importance of Recognising Category 1 and 2 HazardsUpload on September 22, 2023 by Nicole
Delving into HHSRS: The Importance of Recognising Category 1 and 2 Hazards The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) stands as a pivotal assessment tool in the UK’s housing sector. Designed to evaluate potential risks and hazards in residential properties, the HHSRS plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of occupants. [...]READ MORE
Future-Proofing Property Management: No Letting Go’s Tech-Driven Property Inventory Software ApproachUpload on September 19, 2023 by Nicole
Future-Proofing Property Management: No Letting Go’s Tech-Driven Property Inventory Software Approach In the dynamic landscape of property management, staying ahead of the curve is not just a luxury but a necessity. As the property sector grapples with increasing demands and ever-evolving challenges, the need for innovative solutions becomes paramount. Leading the charge in this transformative [...]READ MORE
From Booking to Tracking: Streamlining Property Management with No Letting Go the Property Inventory Management SpecialistUpload on August 21, 2023 by Nicole
From Booking to Tracking: Streamlining Property Management with No Letting Go the Property Inventory Management Specialist In the ever-evolving world of property management, landlords and agents are constantly seeking ways to streamline their processes, ensuring compliance, accuracy, and efficiency. Enter No Letting Go, the UK’s leading property inventory management specialist, dedicated to creating fully-compliant property [...]READ MORE