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Gas Safety Week – Advice For Landlords and Tenants

16th September 2020

This week marks the 10th year of Gas Safety Week; organisations across the country are coming together to raise awareness for the importance of well-maintained gas appliances and the potential dangers of neglect.

Gas safety is a priority for us every week of the year which is why we arrange a Gas Safe registered engineer to visit to each rental property every 12 months to complete a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate. This is required by law and ensures that our landlords remain compliant. We provide a copy of the completed certificate for tenants so they can remain assured that the gas appliances in their rental home are safe and working to current standards.

Our contractors will also highlight whether a carbon monoxide (CO) detector is required for the property. This will then be installed and noted on our inventory & schedule of condition. This work all forms part of our Full Management service.

If landlords are using our Let Only or Let Only Plus services, they are responsible for arranging a Gas Safe registered engineer to do this in their properties.

Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, tasteless, odourless gas, making it crucial that CO detectors are functioning properly and checked regularly.

Our Property Inspector, Luke, checks the CO detectors in all of our rental properties every 12 months. However, tenants are also advised to check their CO detectors monthly in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. Most detectors last between 7 – 10 years and will signal when they are reaching the end of their life.

Here are our gas safety tips:

  • Test your carbon monoxide alarm every month and contact us if it is not working (Our maintenance team will organise a replacement)
  • Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Check your gas appliances to make sure they are working properly
  • Make sure you have both a smoke alarm and CO detector and you are able to distinguish the alarm sounds
  • Know the procedure in case of an emergency
  • Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

 

We take safety very seriously and our Full Management service gives our landlords peace of mind that their tenants remain safe and they remain compliant.

Are you a landlord? Click here to find out what our Full Management letting service provides, or call us on 0113 274 2033 for more information.

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