The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
It is a criminal offence to let a property with gas appliances, installation and pipe-work that have not been checked by a GAS SAFE registered engineer. The certificate issued lasts for twelve months and must be renewed annually whilst the property remains let.
Our property management team ensure that all current legislation is complied with and fully advise landlords of the requirements. We have negotiated favourable rates for safety testing from reputable local companies and are happy to undertake the organisation of the inspections on behalf of our landlords.
Hamiltons do not commence marketing of any property unless we are in receipt of a valid Gas Safety Certificate. If a landlord chooses to use their own contractor we require proof of their GAS SAFE registration.
Gas Safety Certificates are held on file and a copy is provided to the tenants prior to occupation.
Properties with Oil or Solid Fuel heating must be regularly serviced to ensure their safety.
Further information regarding Gas Safety may be found at www.hse.gov.uk/gas/.