Landlords should use registered gas engineers

by Daniel Jones

Only registered gas engineers should be used to perform checks on properties that are rented out with a tenancy agreement, an organisation has warned.

As part of Gas Safety Week, the National Landlords Association (NLA) explained that failing to use a registered engineer can lead to all sorts of safety issues.

Landlords are required by law to have all their gas appliances in rented properties checked every 12 months, and to provide a copy of the report to tenants.

Richard Price, director of operations at the NLA, said: "Always ask to see their identification to ensure they are qualified to do the work you require.

"Ensure your tenant can contact you in case they suspect an appliance is unsafe."

Landlords are reminded that faulty appliances can lead to a carbon monoxide leak, which can kill within a matter of hours unless it is dealt with.

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Published on: September 12, 2011

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