Landlords Compliance

 

At Helplink North we assist Landlords and Estate agents in ensuring that all those involved in letting properties are compliant with the laws that govern property lets.   We have specialist engineers that carry all types of works.

Building works/plumbing  – PAT testing – GSI testing – Annual servicing – Dilapidation  

 

Landlords compliance 

 

 

gas safeGas Safety Checks

By law, landlords are required to ensure gas fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition, with appliances serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, or checked annually unless advised otherwise by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Landlords also must ensure an annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue and before any new lease starts, the landlord must make sure that these checks have been carried out within one year before the start of the lease date, unless the appliances in the property have been installed for less than 12 months, in which case they should be checked within 12 months of their installation date.

Landlords are required by law to have all installation, maintenance and safety checks carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer and keep a record of each safety check for at least two years, as well as issue a copy of the latest safety check record to existing tenants within 28 days of the check being completed, or to any new tenant before they move in.

 

 

pat test passElectrical Appliances, Equipment and Wiring Testing

Landlords are required by law to ensure that the electrical installation in a property is safe when a tenancy begins.

To ensure that all electrical installation are maintained periodically and are safe throughout the tenancy with minimum safety standard of a CE marking.

Landlords need to carry out regular basic safety checks to ensure the electrical installation and appliances remain in good working order

It is considered best practice for a good landlord to have an electrical inspection carried out by an electrician before a new tenant moves in, with a copy of the inspection report (the periodic inspection report) made available to the tenants.

If the landlord rents out a property with multiple tenants then they have to have the electrical installation checked every five years and a periodic inspection report showing the property continues to be electrically safe must be available.

 

Smoke-AlarmsSmoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide

All properties built since June 1992 must have interlinked mains-connected smoke detectors/alarms on each floor of the property.

Smoke alarms must be checked regularly to ensure that they are in full working order.

A carbon monoxide detector should also be supplied but is not compulsory.

Best practice dictates landlords or agents should supply new batteries at the beginning of each tenancy and this should form part of the inventory. Tenancy agreements should also compel tenants to test alarms at least weekly.

 

Services include all types of general plumbing, heating repairs, heating installationsboiler servicing and more.

 

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