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    Deep Virus Cleans of common areas

    Does anyone know of any bit of legislation or regulation that *mandates* a freeholder to carry out a regular (or any) expensive "deep clean" of common parts of small blocks of flats?

    The current sad saga is impoverishing many but is being used as a money making opportunity by the unscrupulous.

    #2
    I had a look on the government website and could not find anything specific that tells freeholders to carry out special cleaning due to this virus. How much are you seeing being charged for deep cleaning of block of flats? There is apparently a baby milk money grab going on as well.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/d...-a4391981.html

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      #3
      I'm pretty certain that there is no mandated cleaning of any kind as a result of the current situation.
      Businesses have been recommended that they introduce additional cleaning, but there is nothing to say they must do so.

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        #4
        Originally posted by TruthLedger View Post
        I had a look on the government website and could not find anything specific that tells freeholders to carry out special cleaning due to this virus. How much are you seeing being charged for deep cleaning of block of flats? There is apparently a baby milk money grab going on as well.

        https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/d...-a4391981.html
        £450..........

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          #5
          Originally posted by AndrewDod View Post
          Does anyone know of any bit of legislation or regulation that *mandates* a freeholder to carry out a regular (or any) expensive "deep clean" of common parts of small blocks of flats?

          The current sad saga is impoverishing many but is being used as a money making opportunity by the unscrupulous.
          Unless its in the lease or insurance then it would be classed as an additional charge

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            #6
            Common law duty of care is the only thing that might require enhanced cleaning, but I'd think that would only be handrails, door pulls, and pushes, etc, and would probably need to be done daily. It probably amounts to wiping down with a disinfectant.

            In terms of the government strategy, I'd think it only affects vulnerable people. Others are expected to catch it anyway, and a whole block going down across a fortnight probably won't upset the overall plan.

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              #7
              Originally posted by AndrewDod View Post

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              £450? Wow, a deep-clean money-grabbing operation indeed! I wonder what special chemicals/machinery they use to justify the price tag or, is it just good old fashioned elbow grease?

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                #8
                Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post
                ...and would probably need to be done daily.
                Daily cleaning, even at 'regular' rates would be expensive, and realistically would do relatively little to prevent cross infection between residents in a block.

                Recommendations suggest that 'best practice' is to clean frequently touched surfaces several times daily (additional cleaners have been employed where I work, in a distribution warehouse supplying a food supermarket chain) so that surfaces such as handrails are being cleaned regularly during the day instead of once or twice a day.

                Cleaning once a day will only protect residents for an hour or two after the cleaning is done.

                Of course, regardless of how regularly cleaning is done, people really need to be protecting themselves by washing their hands after touching any surfaces, before eating and/or touching their faces.

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