As a Landlord you must

Landlord Responsibilities Legal Obligations of Landlords Just like employers, landlords have certain legal obligations when it comes to fire safety and protection of their properties and the safety of people who reside in their premises. However, it is not as simple as ensuring there is a couple of fire extinguishers to hand – fire safety largely depends on the potential risks and the different types of buildings can cause confusion. For example, a building that is used for a single tenancy will differ to one which is shared across commercial and residential lettings. Legislation requires that landlords carry out fire
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Risky Business

Is your RMC risk-aware?   Blue Risk highlights the importance of health and safety and explains why risk management of your building is an essential part of the role of the property manager, director or RMC   When managing a residential block, there is a tendency to fall into the ‘it won’t happen to us’ syndrome. However, assessing and dealing with potential risks is a vital part of keeping residents and their visitors comfortable and safe in their homes. As this article will make clear, it is vital to manage risk effectively and to be aware of the property manager
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Broaden the scope of your Risk Assessment to improve your property

Broaden the scope of your Risk Assessment to improve your property An up to date risk assessment is a legal requirement for any property with communal areas, regardless of size. Not only is it necessary to be compliant with Health and Safety law, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you, your fellow residents and people who visit your estate are safe from harm. A risk assessment in its most basic form should address the following 5 factors: What are the hazards Who is at risk What precautions are needed (if any) record the assessment Review and maintain the
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Make a risk assessment central to your health and safety policy statement

Make a risk assessment central to your health and safety policy statement A written health and Safety policy statement is a legal requirement if you employ more than 5 people. One of the core strengths of your statement should be a health and safety risk assessment, ideally carried out by a professional company. There are numerous templates available online, however these one size fits all assessments are no real basis for safeguarding your staff and visitors. The key objective of having an assessment is the safety within the workplace for everyone, rather than simply fulfilling  legal requirement by the easiest
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