Tiger Heating - The Gas, Oil, LPG & Biomass Boiler Specialists
Tiger Heating - The Gas, Oil, LPG & Biomass Boiler Specialists
Tiger Heating - The Gas, Oil, LPG & Biomass Boiler Specialists

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Tiger Heating cover an area of around 20 miles radius from our base in the Kent Downs which allows us access to Canterbury, Ashford, Folkstone & Hythe

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LANDLORD GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATE

Landlords have specific legal responsibilities to their tenants when it comes to gas safety.

At Tiger Heating we are here to help and can provide Landlord Gas Safety Certificates. Below is an outline of the law, which as you’d imagine makes fascinating reading but in a nutshell if you rent out a property or room any thing that uses gas within must be tested and given a certificate each year. We are here to help - If you have any queries please get in touch on 01233 750950 or 0800 7734 999 or email.

Understanding the law for rental accommodation

As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. Landlords' duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or licence, which includes, but not exclusively:

  • residential premises provided for rent by local authorities, housing associations, private sector landlords, housing co-operatives, hostels
  • rooms let in bed-sit accommodation, private households, bed and breakfast accommodation and hotels.
  • rented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans and narrow boats on inland waterways.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.

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Landlord's responsibilities

If you let a property equipped with gas appliances you have three main responsibilities:

  • Maintenance: pipework, appliances and flues must be maintained in a safe condition. Gas appliances should be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If these are not available it is recommended that they are serviced annually unless advised otherwise by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
  • Gas safety checks: a 12 monthly gas safety check must be carried out on every gas appliance/flue. A gas safety check will make sure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use.
  • Record: a record of the annual gas safety check must be provided to your tenant within 28 days of the check being completed or to new tenants before they move in. Landlords must keep copies of the gas safety record for two years.

All installation, maintenance and safety checks need to be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

If a tenant has their own gas appliance that you have not provided, then you are responsible for the maintenance of the gas pipework but not for the actual appliance.

You should also make sure your tenants know where to turn off the gas and what to do in the event of a gas emergency.

Well done you made it - Please contact Tiger Heating if you need a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate or if you have any queries.

 

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