Plumbing08/02/2019by thermalair0Maintenance Checks and Safety for Landlords

Maintenance Checks and Safety for Landlords

Safety Compliance

Maintenance and gas safety compliance is essential to being a responsible Landlord. It is the responsibility of the Landlord to carry out Maintenance checks and safety on their properties effectively. Landlords are legally accountable for organising completion of essential servicing and repairs. The landlord has to ensure safety in the electrical, hot water and heating systems. Renewable energy systems also require full maintenance and safety compliance. This will extend the life of the systems. Furthermore, correct maintenance will keep running costs down. Both the landlord and tenant will benefit from regular health checks to systems. 

Maintenance Checks

Thorough maintenance and safety compliance offers peace of mind to the LandLord and the tenant. Therefore, Annual gas and electrical checks are essential. Landlords are legally responsible for ensuring that any gas appliances have regular checks for any potential concerns. If landlords ignore this duty, a lot of problems can occur. The possible problems include:

  • leakage of the gas supply pipe work that is running through the house/property
  • the gas appliances not having enough ventilation
  • the gas appliances not being in good working order
  • the safety device part of the appliances not working properly and causing potential harm
  • the gas flues not working safely or suitably

Gas Safety for Landlords

There could be severe consequences if Gas Safety Compliance isn’t in place. Therefore, poor compliance can add to the legal liabilities of the landlord. In addition, the tenant can face harm or damage in his own home or office. The landlord is therefore responsible for carrying out these safety checks once a year to ensure all gas appliances and flues are safe to use. Both gas safety checks and electrical checks are essential. All the appliances provided should be safe and meet the requirements of the European Law.

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