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Your Plumber awarded Safecontractor recognition

Your Plumber awarded Safecontractor recognition

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?

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Tips for avoiding plumbing disasters this Winter

Tips for avoiding plumbing disasters this Winter

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.

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Dangerous gas appliances found in one-fifth of privately rented homes

Dangerous gas appliances found in one-fifth of privately rented homes

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.

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A simple guide to landlords’ legal responsibilities to gas safety

A simple guide to landlords’ legal responsibilities to gas safety

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.

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The key differences between a gas safety check and a maintenance service

The key differences between a gas safety check and a maintenance service

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.

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Legionella testing in domestic rentals – is it necessary?

Legionella testing in domestic rentals – is it necessary?

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.

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Case of unsafe asbestos removal emphasises the importance of using safe contractors

Case of unsafe asbestos removal emphasises the importance of using safe contractors

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.

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Landlord sentenced for gas safety failings

Landlord sentenced for gas safety failings

15 March 2016

A London based landlord has been given an eight week suspended prison sentence for gas safety failings.

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Your Plumber to the rescue

Your Plumber to the rescue

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.

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Tips for maintaining your boiler

Tips for maintaining your boiler

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.

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