At City Rental Services one of the biggest elements of our letting agency expertise comes in delivering the right advice at the right time to our professional tenants and student tenants looking for rented accommodation in Bristol.
This advice also includes making sure that our landlords are keeping on top of legal requirements – such as gas safety checks in rented properties.
It’s a landlord’s responsibility to ensure that all gas appliances are safe and that yearly checks are carried out.
When moving into your new rented home in Bristol, one of the first things most tenants do is to read gas and electric meters, to gain accurate readings to pass onto utility providers. Many tenants take photos of their meter readings, to ensure an accurate record is kept for all future bills.
It’s also important to establish who the current providers are – we have a free handy reference guide at our Gloucester Road-based offices, listing helpline numbers for British Gas, EDF Energy, Bristol Wessex Water and Bristol City Council services.
When choosing gas and electric providers for your rented property, it’s also worth setting up new accounts with one tenant as the main account holder for each utility, to avoid one individual being responsible for all utilities provided.
You can get a quick and simple set of hints for gas safety from the Gas Safety Register website here.
By law, gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, so make sure you ask to see their ID card and be safe with gas checks in your rented home.
If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to get in touch here.