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Electrical Safety Obligations

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Unlike the gas safety legislation, there is currently* (*see below) no legislation which states that a landlord has is a legal duty to arrange for an annual electrical test to be carried out. However, under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1975, The Housing Act 2004 (in particular the HHSRS), Part P of the Building Regulations […]

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Gas Safety Obligations

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As a landlord, you have several legal obligations under The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.These are: 1) Arrange an annual gas safety check to include all gas appliances and flues within the property.This must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. 2) Provide a copy of this report to your tenants within 28 […]

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Legionnaires’ Disease

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Legionnaires’ disease occurs when droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria are inhaled. It is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and the symptoms are similar to that of flu – high temperature/fever, cough, muscle pain, headache, diarrhoea, confusion. If you suspect Legionnaires’ disease, you must get help immediately.  Why is this relevant to rental properties? […]

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