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09 October 2017
As a Landlord, Property Manager or other business, what measures do you have in place to ensure your contractors are operating in a safe manor?
14 December 2016
We’re at that time of year when the weather can change from being relatively mild to quickly plunge into sub-zero temperatures.
06 November 2016
Gas Safe have discovered unsafe gas appliances in one-fifth (21 per cent) of privately-rented accommodation - which means that 2.7 million people could be living in dangerous housing.
10 May 2016
The legal framework for gas regulation is set out in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Under Regulation 36, landlords are determined to have two main duties:
(1) To ensure gas fittings and flues are maintained and in safe condition. (2) To ensure an annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue.
09 May 2016
There is often confusion as to the differences between a routine maintenance service and a gas safety check or inspection. This is especially the case for landlords who have added legal duties.
26 April 2016
There is much confusion and debate regarding the interpretation of landlords’ responsibilities when it comes to legionella testing in rental properties. Guidance on the HSE website even appears contradictory in places.
11 April 2016
A gas engineer has been prosecuted for removing potentially dangerous asbestos removal during a gas boiler replacement, putting himself and others at risk from exposure to asbestos fibres.
15 March 2016
A London based landlord has been given an eight week suspended prison sentence for gas safety failings.
30 January 2016
Whilst attending a routine boiler service this week Your Plumber came to the rescue of a homeowner whose boiler was unknowingly leaking dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
10 November 2015
Boilers are expensive to repair, even more expensive to replace. A poorly-maintained boiler is not just more likely to breakdown, but can cost more to run if it is working inefficiently and can even be potentially fatal if a fault develops.