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Standards and guidance for landlords

Health and safety compliance

Electrical, Gas and Fire Safety Guidance

Legionella update

The Private Sector Housing team have recently been asked questions concerning what responsibilities landlords have in respect of the control and management of the risks associated with legionella. The following statement has been obtained from the HSE and applies to all landlords who provide residential accommodation:

"Landlords who provide residential accommodation, as the person in control of the premises or responsible for the water system in their premises, have a legal duty to ensure that the risk of exposure of tenants to legionella is properly assessed and controlled. This duty extends to residents, guests, tenants and customers. They can carry out a risk assessment themselves if they are competent, or employ somebody who is."