More than a fifth of privately rented properties have an unsafe gas appliance | Discuss

Welcome to the Property Forum where we can share our knowledge & experiences together to become better at what we do.

 Forum Terms & Conditions


Page not looking right? Please CLICK HERE to RELOAD

Enlarge/Change font size here

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —





 

— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_Related Related Topics sp_TopicIcon
More than a fifth of privately rented properties have an unsafe gas appliance
30/01/2017
10:14 am
News @ Tenant Referencing
Moderator
Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 1610
Member Since:
01/08/2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

New data from the Gas Safe Register shows that 21% of privately rented homes still have an unsafe gas appliance.

The new investigative data, spanning 5 years, also shows that 59% of those unsafe appliances are gas heaters.

The overriding problem that leads to unsafe gas heaters is the failure to ensure regular maintenance – all gas appliance manufacturers recommend that this should be done annually. Unfortunately, owners of private rental properties are either failing to realise this or worse deliberately ignoring this requirement, endangering their tenants.

The Gas Safety Regulations 1998 outline the duties of landlords to ensure gas appliances, fittings and chimneys/flues provided for tenants are safe.

Your responsibilities as a landlord are:

Maintenance: pipework, appliances and chimney/flues need to be maintained safely and should be serviced in accordance with the frequency given in the manufacturer’s instructions, however if these are not available you should ask a Gas Safe registered engineer to service them annually.

Gas safety checks: It is a legal requirement to have all gas appliances safety checked by a registered engineer annually and you also need to maintain gas pipework and flues in a safe condition. 

Records: A record of the annual gas safety check should be provided to your existing tenants within 28 days of completion, or to new tenants upon the start of their tenancy. If the rental period is less than 28 days at a time you may display a copy of the record in a prominent position within the dwelling. It is recommended that you keep copies of the records for at least 2 years.

So if you are in need of your annual Gas Safety Checks then simply fill out this form and we will arrange everything for you ASAP.

Tenants can also use the free repair reporting tools available through the National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK), here: http://www.nlceuk.co.uk/mainte…..nce-issue/

Not an LRS member? Click here to join now and gain exclusive access to the only real-time referencing database in the UK, alongside 25,000+ fellow landlords.

Related topics:

Gas Safety | Sheffield landlord fined £17,000

Time to take gas safety seriously, urge AIIC

Tenant Referencing UK supports Gas Safety Week – 19-25 September 2016

30/01/2017
4:37 pm
orchardproperties
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 6
Member Since:
19/09/2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Perhaps if landlords had to provide a current Gas safe certificate for the tenant to show to the benefits office BEFORE any housing benefit is paid on that property it might be another way of showing responsible landlords under the N.L.C.E. scheme are working to improve the rented sector and it will help ‘rogue’ landlords being shown their responsibilities. Paul could maybe bring this up on his next meeting with N.S.C.?

31/01/2017
11:50 am
JM
Guest
Guests

Landlords should provide carbon monoxide monitor in each flat or dwelling.

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 755

Currently Online:
17 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

PaulBarrett: 2897

Mary Latham: 2193

LyndonBaker: 1805

David Price: 1681

Patricia A: 999

DATA CONTROL: 970

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2579

Members: 6461

Moderators: 6

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 3

Topics: 4550

Posts: 31223

Newest Members:

bjdore, nichola1972, casa1862, stubeattie, julietalbot, roymussell

Moderators: SamiiB: 455, News @ Tenant Referencing: 1610, laura: 15, Chloe: 107, lucybarr: 0, jaswhite: 20

Administrators: Paul Routledge: 3418

/* ]]> */