As a landlord, you are obliged to ensure the gas safety of your property and your tenants. Our team of Gas Safe Registered operatives have put together our top tips to keep you or your tenants safe.
Annual Gas Safety Check
Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants and are required to obtain a gas safety certificate every 12 months. You should receive a copy of the certificate; the tenant should have a copy and also the engineer that carried out the check.
Gas Safe Registered
Anyone that carries out work on gas appliances in the UK, must legally be on the Gas Safe Register. Always check that an engineer is Gas Safe Registered before allowing them to work in your property. You can check if they’re registered by visiting the Gas Safe register website or calling 0800 408 5500.
Use a reputable company
Always use a reputable company. Although using some who works for a company, but is carrying out the work ‘on the side’ may be cheaper, it is actually illegal. Contact the company directly to book in the work.
Buying a new property? If you’re planning to purchase another property, it is advised to get everything checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer as opposed to assuming the appliances are safe. As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
It may be worthwhile providing an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your property. Your tenants wouldn’t be able to taste, smell or see carbon monoxide, so an alarm is a good way to protect your tenants. They only cost around £20 and are simple to install.
For more information on gas safety, or to enquire about booking a gas safety certificate, contact our team on 0845 600 8112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.