Landlord Safety

Landlord Safety

The regulation places two main duties upon landlords. To ensure that gas appliances and installation pipework are maintained in a safe condition and that an annual gas safety check is carried out on relevant gas appliances and flues.

A gas safety engineer must carry out these annual checks. Two certificates are given and one must be presented to the tenant. This will include the Gas Safe registration number of the individual or employer of the person carrying out the check.

Failure to do so will not only result in an unlimited fine, but also a possible custodial sentence. Unsafe appliances not only put the tenant’s health at risk but you may face charges of manslaughter.

According to Landlord Zone, around thirty people die of carbon monoxide poisoning each year in the UK through poorly installed or badly maintained gas appliances.

Boiler Repairs Liverpool can provide you with a no obligation estimate for a Gas Safe registered fitter to assess and then complete any work, for more information and quotes – check out our landlord safety page

Gas Engineer Liverpool is a Merseyside based company and are fully Gas Safe Registered and can provide you with Landlord Safety Certificates.

If you are unsure of whom to call to check your property, websites like Rated People can point you in the right direction to find a suitable tradesman to perform the checks.

The Health and Safety Executive website holds more information that will protect you, the landlord, and the tenant.