All private landlords are responsible for maintaining the safety of homes or places of business that they rent out. This included gas safety, and the Gas Safety Regulations 1998 place all legal duties on landlords and letting agents to ensure the safety of gas fittings and appliances in rental properties.

Under these legislations, landlords must maintain the safety of:

  • Gas appliances
  • Pipework leading to gas appliances
  • Flues from gas appliances

For private landlords renting to students, this will be essential in order to fill their property in time for the next academic year. Whilst landlords are legally required to renew their gas safety certificate every year, the Gas Safety Regulations 2018 give landlords an option to renew the gas safety record up to two months prior to the ‘deadline date’, which is at the end of the 12-month period, i.e. during months 11 and 12 of the current gas safety record – without losing any of the validity period.

This means that landlords out there poised ready to get their safety checks at the right time, and in the process of reassuring parents and students alike that all will be well, don’t actually need to be waiting around, worried about making sure it’s carried out on time.

Booking landlord gas safety checks early gives reassurance for all, as well as avoiding times when plumbers that do landlord gas safety checks are particularly busy where other landlords wait until the last minute or when plumbers are potentially on holiday.

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If you’re a landlord or property manager, protect your investment and ensure your tenant’s safety with compliant gas safety checks and certification. Get in touch with Deacon Plumbing and Heating today.