Whilst attending the Landlords Expo Show in Bristol last week, some of the team from City Rental Services who attended made lots of useful new contacts, met familiar faces in the Bristol rental market, and picked up literature and information on current legislation.
We found, in particular, updated information on landlords’ responsibilities around gas safety in rented properties helpful.
As a Bristol landlord, it’s important – and a legal requirement – to be aware of, and to act upon, your responsibilities around gas safety.
Some of these basic duties for Bristol landlords include:
* To make annual gas safety checks of gas appliances and flues, using a Gas Safety-registered engineer.
* A copy of the gas safety record must be provided to tenants or to new tenants when they move into a rented property in Bristol.
* Annual servicing and maintenance of gas pipework, gas appliances and flues, as well as maintaining all equipment in a safe condition for tenants.
It’s also important to consider the requirements of tenants, should gas appliances such as a gas cooker have to be shut down unexpectedly.
Landlords must respond reasonably and quickly should, for example, a new gas cooker be needed in a rented property if an old appliance fails or is deemed to be unsafe.
We rotate our gas engineers annually, to ensure that no gas safety aspects are overlooked for our student and professional tenants in Bristol.
To find out more about gas safety and landlords’ responsibilities, visit here.
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