Legionella Risk Assessment
It is now a requirement that all Landlords of residential properties must have a Legionella Risk Assessment carried out every two years in order to comply with the law. The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8) makes clear that the only way to be sure the Landlord is complying with the law is to carry out a risk assessment and then follow the recommendations made with it.
For further guidance on a Landlord's duty, please view the link below.
What is Legionnaires' Disease?
Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia. The germ, which causes Legionnaires' disease is a bacterium called Legionella pneumophila. The disease is caught by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in the air, which contain the Legionella bacterium. Outbreaks normally occur from purpose-built water systems where temperatures are warm enough to encourage the growth of bacteria, i.e. showers, domestic water systems and hot tubs.
Important notes before booking
Please make sure that all services in the property are turned on (i.e. water, gas and electric supply). If they are not in use, the assessor may not be able to complete the risk assessment.