Legionella Risk Assessment and Report

For properties that need to be brought in line with current legal requirements, mainly, Legionella Risk Assessment and Report, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Legionella Risk Assessment and Report

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious lung infection caused by Legionella bacteria. It’s usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water. It is a legal requirement for all landlords to have a formal water risk assessment completed on water services within a property that is let to a tenant.

The Approved Code of Practice for The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (ACoP L8) has been rewritten and published November 2013. There is a new guidance document for hot and cold water systems HSG274 part 2 which is available to download from the HSE website as a PDF document

HSG 274 on page 45 clearly sets out compliance to ACoP L8 for:
• Landlords who provide residential accommodation
• It confirms that managing or letting agent should have a contract which confirms who is responsible maintenance and safety checks for legionella issues.
• It states that a legionellosis risk assessment of the water systems must be undertaken by someone who is competent!
• It refers to simple control measures that should be in place and guidance for the sitting tenant.
• In the text of the document are the words “legal duty” and “the law requires”

The landlord is responsible for maintenance and safety checks for legionella issues at the property. The risk assessment report will confirm the condition and any defects to the water systems installed in your property. The assessment will also confirm simple building specific guidance to the sitting tenant on safe use of the water systems within your property.

A new assessment may be required subject to any changes or condition of the water systems within your building.

The cost for a Legionella Risk Assessment and Report is £80.

We also a have a package deal for Legionella Risk Assessment and Report, Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Landlords are now required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, effective from October 2015 under the Deregulation Act 2015. The law requires landlords to install smoke alarms on every floor of their property and test them at the start of every tenancy. Landlords would also need to install carbon monoxide alarms in high risk rooms – such as those where a solid fuel heating system is installed. Carbon monoxide alarms are usually placed in rooms where a boiler or gas fire is fitted.

Those who fail to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms would face sanctions and could face up to a £5,000 civil penalty.

Package deal for Legionella Risk Assessment and Report with Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Legionella Risk Assessment and Report £80

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms ordered with the Legionella Risk Assessment and Report, supplied and fitted are as follows:
1 Battery Smoke Alarm £30
2 Battery Smoke Alarms £50
3 Battery Smoke Alarms £70
1 Battery Carbonmonoxide Alarm £35
2 Battery Carbonmonoxide Alarms £60

Contact West Midlands Lettings at 01215255930 for Legionella Risk Assessment and Report West Bromwich, Birmingham, Tiption, Dudley, Smethwick, West Midlands area.