Landlord Compliance Regulations
When letting a property there are a number of landlord regulations that must be adhered to in order to legally rent a property to tenants. The main process is the ability for the Landlord to supply an up-to-date Gas Safety record, that provides evidence that all gas appliances have been regularly serviced and are safe for us. Gas safety checks will need to be performed by a qualified company who are registered as Gas Safe engineers, and checks to be done on an annual basis.
The checks for gas safety are compiled from date recovered by the engineer. The check contains a description of each appliance within the property, proof that it has been checked and an indication of where it is situated within the building. Included in the report must be a record of any faults detected during the checking procedure, and what action has been taken to fix the fault. It must also be confirmed and recorded that the work was successful, fault rectified and what date this work was undertaken. The Gas Safety check will also contain the address of the property for cross reference, landlords address, and contact information of the engineer who carried out the work.
As a landlord, it is vital that to ensure the gas safety check is completed before any tenants can move into the property. Any failure to comply with this could have serious consequences. A tenant must as for the evidence before moving in, and see sight of the gas safety check. The consequences of moving into a property with out checks could be the all too common case of carbon monoxide poisoning which can be fatal, and very often goes unnoticed until it is too late.