Category: fire and gas safety

Gas safety: what you need to know

Gas safety: what you need to know

This week is Gas Safety Week. Gas Safe Register’s latest research reveals that just over half of people asked (53%) don’t have their gas appliances checked annually, with one in six taking no action at all to ensure their homes have safe gas appliances. We’ve put together a list of things all landlords need to … Continue reading Gas safety: what you need to know

NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

Director of policy and practice Chris Norris on how the NLA is influencing the latest regulation and consultations this month. The issue Renewing gas safety checks Summary All landlords must carry out annual gas safety checks; however, it was becoming increasingly difficult to get the tenant’s permission to access the property on the renewal date. … Continue reading NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

Where does the time go?

If I have to get my gas appliances checked annually, how many inspections will I need over a 12 year period? 12 Surely, one every year. Maybe, but its quite likely to be 13. Look at it this way, if you’re conscientious about making sure that you always carry out the inspection before last year’s report … Continue reading Where does the time go?

Time to Check Compliance

Russell Brittain, Electrical & Lighting Buyer at Toolstation, the trade and DIY supplier, discusses the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation From 1 October 2015, private sector landlords have been required to install a smoke alarm on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in any room that contains a solid … Continue reading Time to Check Compliance

1 October – a day of change for landlords

As of today (1 October 2015) new rules come into force which will change the responsibilities of landlords who let properties in England when it comes to three key issues: 1. Retaliatory evictions The Government has addressed this issue as part of the Deregulation Act and it means that landlords must follow new rules to … Continue reading 1 October – a day of change for landlords