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Integrated Compliance Services is a Gas Safe registered company who has the expertise and skill required to carry out commercial gas installations, inclusive of inspection, testing and commissioning. We pride ourselves upon the quality of our engineers, processes and completion procedures.
Our full range of gas capabilities include:
- Industrial and commercial gas installations
- Industrial and commercial gas servicing and maintenance
- Breakdown repairs
- Industrial and commercial gas boiler service
- Industrial and commercial gas meters
- Gas safety interlock systems
- Tightness testing and purging
It is required that commercial sites have their gas appliances and pipe work checked at least once per year to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose. A fully certified system can also save you money, from running costs to insurances, delivering a commercial advantage. Having appliances serviced regularly ensures that extension of their lifecycle, your appliance will also operate more efficiently and effectively.
Law on Rental Accommodation
Landlords are duly required by law to keep their tenants safe. This responsibility extends throughout all manner of accommodations that are covered by leases, license or rental agreement. It also includes residential property provided for rent, holiday accommodations, rooms, private households and hotels.
Law on Gas Safety
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 informs of several key items that will help guide landlords on how to comply with the act. It also aids tenants as they are made aware of the landlord’s duties with regards to gas safety. The act deals with the installation, maintenance and use of gas appliances and fittings in both domestic and commercial properties. It covers compliance on gas safety laws as well as guidance on the landlord’s part.
The landlord has 3 main responsibilities if he chooses to utilize gas in the premises. First, he will be responsible for all the maintenance of the facilities and pipework. This also includes having all applicable gas appliances serviced as defined by the manufacturer. If there is no advice as to the frequency from the manufacturer, a Gas Safe registered engineer should be able to provide inputs. If none are defined, the service should be done annually.
Second, it is also their responsibility to have safety checks run on all appliance and associated flue’s every 12 months. This annual check is essential in ensuring that all the appliances and fittings are safe for daily use.
Lastly, it is also the landlord’s responsibility to provide copies of the gas safety record to existing tenants within 28 days of this being completed. For new tenants, they should be provided copies of it prior to moving in. For their part, landlords should keep their copies for a rolling two year window.
Some other things worth noting include:
- All checks must be performed by a registered Gas Safe engineer.
- Tenants bringing their own gas appliance are held responsible for it. Landlord responsibility stops at the gas pipework.
- Tenants should be made aware where the main gas valve is so as to prepare for emergencies.
- Tenant leases or contracts should explicitly allow landlords access for safety inspection and maintenance of the gas pipework. Landlords should document well the events and actions taken in case any tenants refuse access.
- Tenants that are on short-leases are still subject to gas safety inspections and maintenance if their lease period falls on designated time.
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What are my duties as a landlord in relation to gas safety?
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.
Appliances, fittings and flues in a communal area but which may be used by tenants are also included. You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues,appliances and pipework provided for your tenants use ;by a Gas Safe registered engineer . Although there is no prescribed timeframe for these duties, good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs.
You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 you can have the annual gas safety check on each appliance or flue carried out up to 2 months before the date the check needs to be carried out but still retain the original deadline date as if the check had been carried out exactly 12 months after the previous check.find out more