Landlords for domestic, residential, and commercial properties have a range of boiler and gas related legal responsibilities. Unfortunately, many landlords are still falling short of these requirements, and with around 250,000 gas fitting jobs carried out illegally every year, the results can be shocking! Here at Charter Heating, we are boiler and gas experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to the legal gas and boiler requirements for landlords, to help you stay on the right side of the law.
As part of a landlords legal responsibilities to make sure that all gas appliances are well maintained and working, an annual boiler service can be very beneficial. Not only will it provide documented evidence that regular maintenance has been undertaken, it can also save time and money, preventing small repairs turning into a huge and expensive problem.
In addition, a boiler service can actually prolong the lifespan of your boiler by preventing potential issues from occurring.
An annual review of your gas appliances, implemented by a qualified and registered gas engineer, is known as a gas safety check. This can ensure that all of your gas equipment is working effectively, with no signs of wear and tear, and no necessary replacements required.
Again, an annual gas safety check will provide documentation to prove that you have been meeting your legal responsibilities. It can cover you for any legal action, and support insurance claims.
The legal gas and boiler requirements for landlords can be partially supported through an annual gas safety check, and an annual boiler service. However, Landlords also need to provide smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, and respond appropriately to any issues faced by the tenant. If you need more information, or would like to arrange a boiler service or gas safety check, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charter Heating today.