Legal Gas and Boiler Requirements for Landlords

From boiler and gas appliance installation, right through to repairs and maintenance, Landlords have a range of legal requirements. Here at Mark Vernon we are Southport’s favourite plumbing, heating, and boiler specialists. As a result, we work with Landlords across the area to make sure that the legal gas and boiler requirements for Landlords are fulfilled.

Boiler and gas appliance installation

Landlords have a legal obligation to make sure that the gas engineer they hire is a qualified and registered professional. However, with around 7,500 gas fitters working illegally throughout the UK, and more than 250,000 gas related jobs implemented illegally, it would seem that many people just aren’t checking the credentials of their gas fitters. As a Landlord, this is even more risky as it means you are potentially breaking the law. As a result, you should always use gas safe registered engineers for any installation work you need.

Maintenance and Servicing

In addition, Landlords must ensure that all of the gas equipment is safe and regularly maintained. One of the easiest ways to do this when it comes to the boiler, is to implement an annual boiler service.

During a boiler service, a qualified and professional gas engineer will test your boiler on a range of settings and will also test for signs of wear and tear, and any potential problems.
The results of your boiler service will be recorded and dated. This is easily kept as part of your records, and can prove that you have met your legal responsibilities as a landlord.

Gas Safety

Furthermore, a gas safety check provides a similar service as an annual boiler service. However, a gas safety check tests all of your gas appliances such as fires and cookers. Again, any potential faults will be noted, and the appliances will be tested to ensure they are in full working order. This is another great way to make sure that you are meeting your legal obligations. Again, it does need to be conducted by a qualified and registered gas engineer.

In summary

Boiler installation, maintenance, and servicing is an essential aspect of the legal gas and boiler requirements for landlords. If you need any of these services, don’t hesitate to contact us Mark Vernon today, for a full and professional service.