Landlords: Stay Gas Safe or risk facing legal action

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In the UK, one in five part-time landlords fail to carry out gas safety checks, potentially putting their tenants and property at risk. This includes ‘thousands who rent out their holiday homes, spare bedrooms and properties to earn extra cash.’* This means landlords are at risk of receiving a criminal record – and worse still it could result in fatalities.

Landlords have the responsibility to ensure annual gas safety checks are carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new boiler. The check should then happen annually using a Gas Safe Registered engineer. To find a reputable heating engineer, visit the Which Trusted Trader website where you can find local accredited experts.

Do you rent out your property for short-term periods of time? Over a third of part-time landlords are unaware that they also need to provide a gas safety certificate on demand and need to carry out regular checks.**

 For more facts and top tips, read our infographic which explains more about how to make sure your tenants are safe when it comes to Gas. 

Landlords stay gas safe

Sources:

*http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/consumer-advice/news-views/is-your-holiday-let-stay-safe

**http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/buytolet/article-3592928/One-five-time-landlords-holiday-home-owners-flout-gas-safety-rules.html

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