Landlords have a range of obligations and responsibilities when it comes to boilers and other gas appliances, like fires and cookers. These obligations include regular maintenance, annual gas safety checks, and written documentation. But how much do landlords need to do? And how often? Well, here at K and M Maintenance, we are Preston’s leading gas specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to the gas obligations for landlords.
Maintenance is an important part of a landlords legal obligations. In fact, they need to be able to provide documented evidence of maintenance work. This will prove that gas appliances in the property are safe and regularly serviced, with all work up to date.
An annual boiler service can be an important part of this maintenance, as it is likely to be the largest gas appliance in the property. A boiler service will ensure that the boiler is in full working order and that any potential problems are documented and resolved in good time.
Gas Safety Check
Furthermore, Landlords are legally required to conduct a gas safety check. This is an annual inspection that must be completed by a registered gas engineer. It will test all of the gas appliances in a property, on a range of settings, and will make sure that they are performing at optimal efficiency. All of the results from the testing will be recorded and documented, along with any issues. These will need to be addressed in a timely manner.
The gas safety check documentation will provide evidence that you have met your legal responsibilities as a landlord.
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Finally, it is also a legal obligation for landlords to provide smoke alarms, and a fully functioning carbon monoxide alarm, to keep their tenants safe. This will help save lives, and is definitely worth the small purchase cost.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at K and M Maintenance.