Does Your Rental Property in Gloucester Need A Landlords Gas Safety Check/ Certificate?
Wise landlords ensure they cover all their legal obligations concerning gas equipment within properties they own while keeping their tenants and property are safe.
Agree with it or not, a landlord needs to cover themselves! One minor incident can cost a landlord a large sum of money, let alone something serious, which could cost even more!
How would you feel about being prosecuted to a level that could destroy what you have worked so hard for? Does being dragged through the courts sound appealing to you? We doubt it!
Avoiding legal costs, compensations and fines should be high up on any landlords agenda! Using the right people to undertake gas safety work in your property is vital to ensure this!
You need the right advice and work done to ensure you are best covered as a landlord. Few companies can offer you this.
There are also benefits to correctly maintaining gas equipment in the properties you own. When done correctly issues can be avoided, saving money in the future.
Landlords in Gloucester who understand the value of protecting their assets with correctly undertaken gas safety checks and gas appliance maintenance call us.
So Why Use Us?
- We provide complete paperwork which is delivered in a timely fashion
- We are highly Professional & Honest
- We offer 3hr Time-slots for tenants or can collect keys
- We represent excellent value for money
The landlord gas safety checks we do are done to the highest standards and are affordable! We even provide discounts where we are instructed to service additional gas appliances at the same time or undertake Legionella Risk Assessments. See “Our Prices” page for details.
“The standard which the vast majority of companies/engineers are completing gas safety checks to is appalling! This is not helped by a large number of letting agents that will not give work to engineers who do the job properly so they can avoid dealing with issues or having difficult conversations with their landlord clients.
If you’re using a company that works for these sorts of companies/people, then you’re likely to get the same low-quality workmanship at your property. If you want to make sure your tenants are safe and your property meets current regulation, then you need to use a company like us!”
What Our Landlord Gas Safety Checks Include:
- A platinum quality boiler service included in the price
- A paper copy of the certificate left on-site
- Full digital paperwork copies e.mailed same-day to the landlord
- Any recommendations explained in writing
- Same-day invoicing
How Covered Do You Think You Are?
Landlords typically believe that a landlords gas safety check is enough to cover them against legal prosecution. It is not that simple!
Landlords are responsible for ensuring that all gas equipment they own in the property that they rent out kept in safe working order.
Should gas equipment become dangerous due to a lack of servicing, it is possible that a Landlord could be prosecuted if regular maintenance, such as a boiler service, could have prevented the dangerous situation from happening.
We do not cut corners with our gas safety checks in Gloucester and elsewhere as we take a proactive approach! We service the boiler within the property as standard as part of the check and ensure no leaf is left unturned.
Furthermore, we do this for a highly competitive price, which represents excellent value for money!
Landlord Legal Requirements
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
Our first appointment is accurate to as little as 15 minutes, and for all other appointments, we provide a 3-hour arrival window.
A typical check with our platinum quality boiler service takes 60-75 minutes.
Where landlords or agents cannot be present at the property during the check, we will require a credit/debit card up-front. We will only charge once the work has been completed, of which you will receive a full invoice and receipt. In addition, digital copies of the landlord’s check and service(s) we undertake are issued the same day.
No, any faults or additional work that is required you will be quoted for separately.
Yes, we usually do this free of charge depending on the location of the keys.
As standard, we issue free gas safety check reminders to our landlords.
Areas Around Gloucester That We Cover