Neil Radford

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Neil Radford

10:39 AM, 10th October 2015, About 6 years ago

DIY Legionella Risk Assessment Reports for Just £9

Reply to the comment left by "Ralph Butters" at "10/10/2015 - 10:25":

Agree with you Ralph that you can do it yourself. But the "a few minutes of your time to cover yourself" kinda says it all. A decent RA takes a lot more than a few minutes and whereas you do need to cover yourself legally, the main element of it is to protect your tenants from a disease that can kill. Ticking the boxes to cover yourself and not take any required actions, smacks of "I'm alright Jack" sod the rest of you!

For me it boils down to if you are going to do a job, do it right. And generally if you pay peanuts you get monkeys!! In my opinion!... Read More

Neil Radford

9:33 AM, 10th October 2015, About 6 years ago

DIY Legionella Risk Assessment Reports for Just £9

Reply to the comment left by "Graham Chilvers" at "07/10/2015 - 13:40":

Hi Graham

Believe it or not, your "5 minute Google search" provided wrong stats! There were over 300 cases of LD in the uk in 2013 with 31 deaths. There was an outbreak in August in the midlands where a man died and several were taken ill. Put that against the average 45 deaths from CO2 poisoning a year and you can see the level of risk we are looking at.

Yes the risk is tiny. Yes the chances of a tenant catching it is tiny. Yes the chances of a disgruntled clued up tenant grassing you up to the HSE and you getting a fine upto £20,000 and/or 12 months in prison is tiny. But the risk is there and the law says you need one.

Unfortunately this type of statement throwing wrong stats out just ads to the confusion.

Fact is the law says you need one. Whether you agree with it or not is beside the point.

Yes you can do your own but I echo the previous persons point,; knowing what your results mean, how to put control systems into place, cutting corners, "oh it looks OK to me" scenario etc. Without putting a finer point on it, people die from this and the ones that don't have life changing injuries.

My advice is to pay somebody trained to do it, cover yourself legally and protect your tenants from death. Not a bad outcome for c£80.

Neil... Read More

Neil Radford

11:49 AM, 4th October 2015, About 6 years ago

Legionella Risk Assessment - I wasn't aware!

That's hilarious. Killed more than cycling??!! It killed 31 people in 2013. Their figures are so wrong! He's the head of training?!
90% of the time the landlord is the Duty Holder. Only when the letting agent has responsibility for the safety checks of the building and this is stated in the contract, do they then become the Duty Holder.... Read More

Neil Radford

9:17 AM, 3rd October 2015, About 6 years ago

Legionella Risk Assessment - I wasn't aware!

First of all, I find that letter from the LA very threatening and just plain wrong! Also, in my opinion DO NOT USE NLIC!! They have been reported several times and virtually all their info is wrong or skewed. There is no "non compliance register"!! What a load of toss. Made up to scare you. The price of £125+vat is a lot and you don't need an annual check either. You need it reviewed whenever there is a change in the system or its use. Best practice would be every 2 years if no change has occurred.
ALL RENTAL PROPERTIES NEED A RISK ASSESSMENT! Please go to the HSE website and you will see this. There is no "I'm not a business" opt out. If you have hot and cold water in the house, you need one. End of.

I'll be happy to take any questions etc. Best info is from the horses mouth at HSE website.... Read More

Neil Radford

23:03 PM, 17th September 2015, About 6 years ago

Legionella scaremongering by some letting agents debunked

Reply to the comment left by "Ian Ringrose" at "17/09/2015 - 22:41":

Hi Ian

Yes I feel this is way over the top!! It looks like they have adapted a commercial survey that requires this level of detail. Residential properties only need a relatively straight forward assessment and control systems off the back of the assessment. I've seen a 2 page report which I feel is too little but this is to the other extreme. They do seem to be milking it to charge that amount which is very high! In my opinion!!... Read More