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Anon 44

16:53 PM, 7th July 2015
About 5 years ago

Legionella scaremongering by some letting agents debunked

Reply to the comment left by "Luke P" at "07/07/2015 - 16:28":

So true Luke....even worst if the tenants don't play their part. The measures to control risk require tenant cooperation and you can never guarantee that. The LL could do everything possible to control risk but the tenant could end up contracting it through their own actions or inaction.... Read More

Anon 44

15:57 PM, 7th July 2015
About 5 years ago

Legionella scaremongering by some letting agents debunked

Reply to the comment left by "Alex Sammut - ISAC UK Ltd" at "06/07/2015 - 14:55":

Hi Alex. The package is the risk assessment, tenant notice detailing risk management measures they must practice, remedial action in order to control risk, centralised records of assessments and action and yearly reviews to make sure that control measures are still in place.
There are so many conflicting opinions on what is necessary to be compliant. We know the legislation doesn't stop at just a risk assessment. It'll be the same old issue that if nothing ever happens HSE won't check and some LL & letting agents will have never taken any action but if someone does contract Legionella then they'll come down on us like a tonne of bricks!
I have to say that after hours of research we have tried to be as diligent as possible but it is not made very clear to the layman and is open to interpretation.... Read More

Anon 44

16:22 PM, 3rd July 2015
About 5 years ago

Legionella scaremongering by some letting agents debunked

Thanks Rob, really appreciate your input.... Read More

Anon 44

18:34 PM, 1st July 2015
About 5 years ago

Legionella scaremongering by some letting agents debunked

Reply to the comment left by "Rob Crawford" at "01/07/2015 - 18:23":

They're carrying out the risk assessments in line with the legislation to ensure that we as agents, and our landlords, are compliant. Our terms of business do state that LLs agree to comply with all relevant legislation. Fortunately we have the email from this particular LL stating she will neither comply with the legislation or sign the disclaimer as a record that she has declined our offer to assist her with compliance.
Where do you draw the line? Do you refuse to manage the property if LLs won't agree?
Thanks for your comments Rob... Read More

Anon 44

16:37 PM, 1st July 2015
About 5 years ago

Legionella scaremongering by some letting agents debunked

As an agent we are trying to meet the compliance responsibilities as professionally as we can. We have had a 50/50 split between landlords who wish us to add them to the Aqua B programme and those who wish to sign the disclaimer. Each have their own reasons for taking their decision which we respect as their agent.

However what happens when a landlord denies there are any obligations to manage the Legionella risks, after they claim they have contacted the Health & Safety Executive, but also refuses to sign the agent's disclaimer?

For the record we have only requested our Landlord's pay the Aqua B charge made to us and have made no income what so ever for all the work that we are putting into managing this aspect of the business.

Any comments would be welcomed...... Read More