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Some of these are set out in HSE publications but there is also a lot of other information that clouds the issues.

Does a landlord have to carry out a Risk Assessment, does this have to be in writing – the HSE guidance is equivocal.

There are legal duties placed on Landlords by the Health and Safety at Work Act. To carry out a risk assessment, the Responsible person ( Landlords ) must be ‘competent’, which is defined.

Since 2013, there has been a lot of publicity from companies suggesting its now a legal requirement to have a legionnaires certificate for rented property.The cost of these certificates are around three figures.

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The HSE have confirmed that certificates are not Required, nor is testing or sampling of water for most residential properties. However, HSE ( See Case 357 ) confirm this is Not the case

However, the safety, duties and responsibilities on landlords are defined and have legal sanctions.

For example, there is certain information that a landlord must provide to tenants.
Arising from legal sanctions introduced in 2013, there are courses available on Landlords duties regarding Legionnaires disease from half or a full day. costing around £200.

For LandlordZONE subscribers, a half-day course that succinctly but thoroughly covers the subject is available with a Bonus.

What a landlord can expect to gain from a course.
* To have the Legionnaires disease duties and responsibilities of a landlord thoroughly but succinctly explained.
* A customised and abbreviated summary of around a hundred pages of HSE literature on the subject. [ Summary is 16 pages ]
* The knowledge gained will provide a landlord with the level of Competence required to comply with HSE guidance in most Residential properties.
* An example of a Risk Assessment ( including Schematic diagram and written scheme of control ) and Information for tenants leaflet,
* Practical demo of testing of water temperature.
* Bound Reference book containing the above and example documentation.
BONUS session for LandlordZONE, – 60 minutes of General Landlord advice on common topics

Current Course dates ;
Croydon, 7/10/15. 10am-2pm.
Watford, 16/10/15. 10am-2pm

Other locations and dates to be fixed, register / email your expression of interest.
Investment – £67.00 ( Don’t forget to claim this against your Tax )

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  1. Hi, I am interested in attending a training course, will you be having one in the Bristol area anytime before the end of the year?



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