Landlords must comply with gas safety law

by Sarah Ashcroft

Gas safety is something that all landlords need to be aware of, otherwise they could find themselves falling foul of the law and damaging their reputations, one group has emphasised.

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Engineering (CIPHE) explained that only registered gas engineers should be used, otherwise landlords will not be keeping to their side of a tenancy agreement.

Chief executive of the CIPHE Kevin Wellman said: "When carrying out gas work at a rental property, engineers have the chance to check that the landlord and tenant know what's legally required."

He also emphasised the need for alarms to be installed in a property to detect the presence of carbon monoxide and other potentially harmful fumes.

Mr Wellman suggested that these alarms will not only offer peace of mind to both landlords and tenants alike, but also have the potential to save lives.

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Published on: August 8, 2011

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