Landlord Guidelines for Legionella Risk Assessments
As stated, it is a legal requirement for landlords to carry out a Legionella risk assessment on each and every one of the properties which they rent out. Although not a requirement, it is suggested that you keep a record of all your risk assessments or ongoing remedial works. This is so that you have backed up evidence of historic risk assessments which may be questioned down the line.
As part of the risk assessment process, testing by a professional company such as Primary Water Solutions may be advised especially if you have more than one property that you need to assess or it is of a complex nature. It’s not however a necessary requirement for a Legionella Risk Assessment to be carried out by a professional team, so if the landlord is competent enough and has an in-depth knowledge of health and safety standards then they are free to complete the property survey. During the assessment, a number of assets will be checked including cylinders, combination boilers, cold water storage tanks, sinks, showers and baths to ensure that they meet all legal requirements. Samples will be taken to check that the levels are safe and the water in your property is of a high standard for your tenants to use.