Gas Safety for Landlords
It is a landlord’s legal duty, as required by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to ensure that a valid Landlords Gas Safety Certification is provided at the commencement of every tenancy and is renewed every 12 months for the duration of the tenancy. The certificate should be provided by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
If you are arranging the inspection yourself, please note that it is a legislative requirement that your tenant and your agent receive a copy of it prior to occupation. If the inspection fails, then any remedial works must be completed and a valid certificate obtained before a tenancy can commence.
If you have a Gas Plan with a utility company, please ensure that the yearly service on your boiler is a Landlords Certification, as annual service options are not always compliant with the correct certification required for tenanted properties.
Electrical Inspection Condition Reports
As a Landlord you have a duty of care to your tenants, and it is a legal requirement to have an Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) carried out on the property. These inspections must be undertaken by a NICEIC contractor.
Failure to adhere to these new regulations can result in a fine of up to £30,000.
We have qualified staff and contractors who can facilitate all of the above on your behalf, and can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energy Performance for Lettings Properties
Agents and others who market property must be aware that they may be liable for a Penalty Notice if marketing a property without an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate). The EPC is valid for ten years and must be provided by an Accredited Energy Assessor using Government approved software.
A Penalty Notice for a sum equal to 12.5% the property’s rateable value, subject to a minimum fine of £500 and a maximum fine of £5,000 will be liable for failure to comply with this requirement.
To arrange any of the above inspections please email email@example.com