Gas Safety and Maintenance

Gas Safety and Maintenance

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Gas Safety and Maintenance

Most Landlords will know that they are responsible for ensuring that annual annual gas maintenance and safety checks are carried out.   The checks need to be carried out by a currently registered Gas Safe fitter/engineer and this can be checked easily by visiting;

https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/find-an-engineer/check-an-engineer

 

Here is a brief outline of what a Landlord's responsiblity is for satisfying the Gas Safety Regulations 1998:

 

  • Ensure an annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue. Before any new lease starts, you must make sure that these checks have been carried out within one year before the start of the lease date, unless the appliances in the property have been installed for less than 12 months, in which case they should be checked within 12 months of their installation date;

  • Keep a record of each safety check for at least two years;

  • Issue a copy of the latest safety check record to existing tenants within 28 days of the check being completed;

 

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 specifically deals with the installation, maintenance and use of gas appliances, fittings and flues in domestic premises and the regulations need to be followed very carefully. If more guidance is required, we advise you to speak with a Gas Safe registered engineer.

What happens if I dont maintain my tenants gas appliances?

 

Failure to do so may result in loss of life, prosecution and imprisonment or a fine of up to £20 000, or both, for each offence. If the case is then referred to the Crown Court the maximum penalty may be imprisonment, or an unlimited fine, or both.

Maher Ross's Fully Managed Landlords and Tenants can sleep soundly, knowing that we always ensure that a property is Gas Safe and our Landlords and Tenants are always fully protected.