Understanding the law for rental accommodation
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. Landlords' duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or licence, which includes, but not exclusively:
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.
If you let a property equipped with gas appliances you have three main responsibilities:
If a tenant has their own gas appliance that you have not provided, then you are responsible for the maintenance of the gas pipework but not for the actual appliance.
You should also make sure your tenants know where to turn off the gas and what to do in the event of a gas emergency.
Town Gas currently service and maintain over 500 rented properties on behalf of private Landlords and local letting agents within New Milton and the surrounding areas.
We are always available to fit our appointments around a tenants availability, even if this means collecting and returning keys.
Once you have had a Landlords safety check carried out, the Landlord and the Tenant receive a copy of the certificate immediately.
We will also remind Landlords about upcoming certificate that are due to expire so you never forget to stay compliant.
At Town Gas we also don't believe in just safety checking the boiler to comply with the regulations, we will always carry out a full boiler service as part of the safety check at no extra cost to the home owner.
All installation, maintenance and safety checks need to be carried out by a Gas Safe registered Engineer. Town Gas is Gas Safe Registered and our registration number is 505759.