Landlord Duties

Under general health and safety law, as a landlord you have health and safety duties and need to take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to legionella.

Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s disease, and if necessary, take action. You should have a Legionella Risk Assessment every 2 years if you rent out a property.

Having a risk assessment is your responsibility and will help you to establish any potential risks and implement measures to either eliminate or control risks.

After a risk assessment has been carried out you will receive a certificate which will be valid for 2 years.