Taking Care Of Your Gas Appliances

St Helens Landlords Gas Safety

If you are a St Helens landlord, you are responsible for your tenants’ safety. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 list your duties to ensure gas appliances, fittings and chimneys/flues provided for tenants are safe. Speak to us today about St Helens Landlords Gas Safety and ensure you are not putting your tenants at risk.

St Helens landlords gas safety rules apply to:

Residential premises

Rooms: bedsits, rooms within private households, bed and breakfasts and hotels.

Rented holiday accommodation: cottages, flats, chalets, and caravans.

If you let a property that has gas appliances, you have three responsibilities:

Maintenance: All the gas pipework, appliances and chimneys or flues must be maintained safely. Gas appliances must be serviced in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations. If you are in doubt, ask a Gas Safe registered engineer to service the appliance annually.

Gas safety check: Gas safety checks should be carried out on all gas appliances and flues/chimneys annually. This ensures the gas appliances and fittings are safe for use by your tenants. There is a legal requirement for all landlords to have gas appliances safety checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer annually and you also need to maintain all gas pipework and flues in a safe condition at all times – even if there are no gas appliances installed by you.

Records: A record of all annual gas safety checks must be given to your tenants within 28 days of the check being completed, and a copy has to be given to new residents at the start of their tenancy. If the rental period is always less than 28 days, then you can place a copy of the record on display within the dwelling prominently. You must keep copies of all records of gas checks for a minimum of 2 years.

Book Your St Helens Landlords Gas Safety Checks Today

Failing to take your gas safety responsibilities seriously can cost lives. L&W Heating and Plumbing are Gas Safe Registered Experts for Warrington, Newton, Wigan and St Helens. Call us today to book a Landlord Gas Safety Check.

Plumbers Wigan 01942 417220 Plumbers St Helens 01744 776140 Plumbers Warrington 01925 394260 Plumbers Newton Le Willows 01925 394260
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