Health & Safety For Landlords
Under the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998 there is a legal requirement that all gas appliances are checked and certified every year by a Gas Safe Register engineer. A record of this must be kept and a copy provided to the tenant. Because this regulation is so important we must receive a copy of this certificate at least 48 hours before the agreed occupancy date or we will instruct an inspection to be carried out by one of our approved contractors. If you require, we can arrange for a Gas Safe engineer to carry out the checks and issue a certificate for you (please ask for details).
As a landlord you have a legal duty to ensure all electrical appliances are safe. Obtaining an Electrical Equipment Safety Certificate (EESC) is not currently a legal requirement. However you will be legally liable if your tenant suffers injury or is put at risk because of faulty electrical goods or wiring so we recommend that all landlords obtain such certificates. A Portable Appliance Test (PAT) is suitable for most properties. Humphriss & Ryde Estate Agents can arrange for this check to be carried out on your behalf (please ask for details).