Important Changes to HSE Legislation
The Health and Safety Executive has recently updated legislation regarding the control of Legionnaires' Disease. The revision in legislation means that it now applies to residential lettings, which were not previously covered.
All rented residential properties must have a risk assessment undertaken to determine the risk of Legionella, which should result in the Landlord implementing appropriate control measures.
Landlords are duty bound to take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to Legionella under health and safety law, failure to do so can result in a fine.