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Legionella testing - Q&A

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Our Global Property Standards Director, Peter Bolton King FRICS puts members' legionnella testing questions to our UK Residential Director, Andrew Bulmer FRICS.

The subject of testing for legionella in domestic water systems of let property continues to do the rounds.

In essence, Health and Safety law doesn't require landlords to produce a ‘Legionnaires testing certificate'. Legionella testing is required only in exceptional circumstances, and generally not in domestic hot and cold water systems.