We can take care of your legal requirements:
The Gas Safety Certification (GSR)
The Gas Safety (Installation And Use) Regulations 1998
- These regulations ensure that gas appliances are properly installed and maintained in a safe condition so as to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- It is the responsibility of the landlords of domestic properties that ALL ‘Gas Appliances’ and Gas Installation Pipe work owned by him are checked for safety at least once a year by a member of the GAS SAFE registered and that accurate records are kept of those safety inspections and any work carried out. These records must be provided to the tenant.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Landlords Are Required To Install Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms By Law
- A smoke alarm is now required on every storey.
- A carbon monoxide alarm needs to be in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance
- Alarms must be tested and working on the start of each tenancy
- Penalties of up to £5000 enforced by Local Authorities
- There is no grace period
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EIRC)
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
- The above regulations impose a continuous duty on landlords in England to maintain their property to the electrical safety standards and to have evidence of this.
- If you are renting out a property in England, any tenancy you create or renew on or after July 1st 2020 will require an electrical inspection and a report on the condition of the property (EICR) performed by a qualified person. Renewals in this case include statutory periodic tenancies that are created at the end of a fixed term on or after this date.
- For pre-existing tenancies, you will need to have an EICR performed on all existing tenancies before April 1st 2021.
- Failure to comply with these regulations may jeopardise the life of your tenant and lead to prosecution with penalties of imprisonment or fines up to £30,000.
Energy Performance Certificates
- All properties (homes, commercial and public buildings) must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when sold, built or rented