Does Your Rental Property in Bromyard Need A Landlords Gas Safety Check/Certificate?
Does Your Rental Property in Bromyard Need A Landlords Gas Safety Check/Certificate? Do you want to meet all of your legal obligations while ensuring that your tenants and property are safe?
The underlying purpose of a landlords gas safety check is to ensure tenants safety. However, this does not mean that there are no additional benefits to agents and landlords. Wouldn’t you want to know if there was a potential property that could cost your hundreds, thousands or even time in a courtroom?
Only a company that sticks to the facts, who is thorough and understands the law and legislation flawlessly can best protect a landlord’s best interests. That company is us!
So Why Use Us?
- We provide complete documentation that is delivered in a timely manner
- We are highly professional and honest
- We offer your tenants a 3hr time slots or we can collect keys
- We are great value for money
We work on both natural gas and LPG and provide discounts where additional gas appliances are serviced during a landlords gas safety check and for combining with Legionella risk assessments.
“It is appalling the standard to which the vast majority of companies / engineers carry out gas safety checks! This is not helped by a large number of letting agents who do not give work to engineers who do the job properly so they can avoid dealing with problems or having difficult conversations with their landlord customers.
If you use a company that works for these kinds of companies/people, then at your property you are likely to get the same low-quality workmanship. If you want to ensure that your tenants are safe and that your property complies with the current regulations, you must use a company like us.”
What Our Landlord Gas Safety Check Includes:
- A platinum quality boiler service included in the price*
- Certification left on-site for the tenant
- Full digital copies of the paperwork sent to the landlord on the same day
- Same-day invoicing
*Where no boiler is present we will service the main gas appliance (x1)
Your Not As Well Covered As You Think!
Most landlords believe that so long as they have an annual gas safety check, they are protected legally in their duties towards their tenants in regards to gas safety. This couldn’t be any further from the truth!
Landlords have a legal obligation to ensure that all gas equipment they provide in properties which they rent out is kept and safe working order.
An example where landlords can easily become caught out is failing to service a boiler regularly. If an incident was to occur and it was determined by the investigating body, which is usually the HSE, that a gas appliance service could have prevented this, then as a landlord you could be looking at prosecution.
Why on Earth would you want to take the risk, especially for what we charge to combine service work with a gas safety check?
Take our advice, and we will ensure that you are covered legally. We only advise our landlords and agents what they need to keep them covered, and their tenants safe, plus what issues we come across that are likely to cost them money in the future if they fail to deal with them now.
Our service aims to protect landlords that we work from when undertaking gas safety checks in Bromyard and around from prosecution, excessive maintenance costs and loss of income and compensation from lost and unhappy tenants.
Legal Requirements Of The Landlord
Landlords’ are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 covers the duties of landlords’ to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe to use. This extends to communal areas that may be used by tenants.
Landlords’ are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues, appliances and pipework provided for tenants. To do so, they must ensure that they use a Gas Safe registered engineer. Although there is no set timeframe in which these duties are to take place, good practice would be to demonstarate regular, annual maintenance checks and require repairs in a timely fashion.
Landlords’ are legally responsible to ensure that an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months gas appliance/flue installation and then annually every year after that, again by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. Landlords’ are to keep a record of the gas safety check for 2-years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed. All new tenants must be issued a copy before they move in.
Under a recent amendment of the Regulations in 2018, landlords’ can have the annual gas safety check undertaken up to 2 months before the date the check needs to be carried out and still retain the original deadline date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Around 15 minutes with our first appointments, or up to 3-hours with all others appointments through the day.
60 to 75 minutes is about typical for a gas safety check by us, which includes the boiler service.
We will need a credit/debit card up front for landlords who will not be present at the property during the check. Where landlords meet us at the property, we take payment on completion by a variety of methods.
Where we take card details in advance, we only charge once the work has been completed, of which you will receive a full invoice and receipt, including digital copies of the landlord’s check and service(s), by e.mail the same day.
No. Any parts found to be defective will be quoted separately during the check.
We provide our landlords with free gas safety inspection reminders.
Areas Around Bromyard That We Cover
- Edwyn Ralph
- Tedstone Wafre
- Bishops Frome
- Acton Green
- Saltmarshe CastleSalt