Any rental property with a gas supply must have an annual safety check carried out to ensure the property and the appliances within are safe to use. This must be carried out by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer and any problems found by the engineer must be rectified promptly by the landlord. Failure to do this can result in large fines or even imprisonment.
As a landlord, you have a responsibility to ensure that the electrical system (sockets, switches etc) is safe and in good working order and that any appliances you supply are also safe to use. It is strongly recommended that you carry out a PAT (Portable Appliance Test) and also a periodic electrical wiring inspection – especially on older properties that may still have the original wiring.
It is a legal requirement to have an annual, valid gas safety certificate completed by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer and it’s advisable to have an electrical certificate completed every 5 years or when any major changes are made to the electrical system in your property.
We certainly don’t cut corners when it comes to safety.
For further information on safety certificates and/or to arrange a check please contact us on 0161 355 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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