Landlords are required by law to ensure that the properties they rent out are in a good state of repair but above all, are safe to live in. Landlord boiler services are a standard part of ongoing maintenance for any property, and not only will they reassure tenants that they are safe in their home and ensure that insurance is valid, but they could prevent serious costs in the future.

In Nottinghamshire, two landlords have been held to account for failing to make essential repairs to their tenants’ heating system. This left their tenants without hot water for several weeks in 2022, and as they were found guilty of charges, they were left paying £1,742 per tenant, coming to over £3k in total.

For landlords looking to ensure that their property is an investment and not a liability, this is an expense that is not needed, at a time where interest rates are high and costs of living are an issue for all.

According to the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985), landlords are obligated to service the boilers in their rental properties once every year, and so a landlord boiler service is a requirement as well as a reassurance. A boiler service should always be done by a Gas Safe registered engineer and standardly involves:

  • A visual inspection of the boiler’s parts, including controls and wiring.
  • The removal of the boiler’s cover to check and clean the internal components.
  • An inspection of the ventilation vents and flue to ensure correct placement and that they are able to adequately expel waste gasses.
  • Checking for faults, signs of leaks and that the boiler’s pressure is correct.
  • Testing the boiler’s energy efficiency and resetting any controls where necessary.
  • Identifying any repairs that need making.

Landlord boiler services in London, Surrey and surrounding areas

If you’re looking to ensure your property is safe for your tenants to live in and avoid potential problems with your property’s boiler in the future, contact Deacon Heating and Plumbing for landlord boiler services in Surrey, London, and the surrounding areas