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Following on from Gas Safety Week earlier this month awareness about the importance of gas safety in the home is a priority all year round.

As a landlord you have a legal requirement to uphold your responsibilities, if you don't then criminal proceedings could be brought against you.

As a reminder essential gas safety checks include:

  • Gas pipework, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.
  • All gas appliances and flues provided for tenants’ use have an annual safety check. Tenants can report landlords to the HSE for not providing one.
  • A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.
  • Keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record until two further checks have taken place.
  • Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
  • All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.

Propertymark have produced an excellent guide here -
Propertymark - Gas safety checks for landlords

At Christopher Shaw Residential it is always Gas Safety Week as Amanda our property manager is continuously booking annual safety checks and services with our team of brilliant Gas Safe registered engineers. It is a vitally important part of the work we do to ensure that tenants are safe in their homes and landlords safe in the knowledge they are meeting their legal requirements.

For more information please call us on 01202 554470