GAS TEC have specialised in property maintenance in the rental market for over ten years. We offer a reliable, safe and cost effective service for landlords. All of our engineers have advanced CRB checks and £2million public liability insurance. Our engineers have worked on planned and reactive maintenance contracts for many different types of residential properties, including top care homes, MOD estates and exclusive holiday’s homes. Our engineers work flexible hours including weekends and evenings for no extra cost. This has proven to be a great help to all our customers, especially in today’s climate where taking a day of work waiting for the plumber may not be an option.
Landlords are now legally required to obtain a Legionnaires Disease Risk Assessment on all rental properties, regardless of size, or heating system.
We operate a 24hr service and a very high first time fix rate. This is due to our high level of technical breakdown training and experience working for leading utility companies. With our apprenticeship served plumbing and multi trade background our engineers can complete most tasks found in the day to day maintenance of a property. From replacing loose wall tiles to complete bathroom refurbishment. Gas cooker replacement to kitchen upgrades we can solve most problems landlords and tenants face.
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Duties of a Landlord
Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
By law landlords must make sure:
- Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.
- That all appliances and flues that they provide for tenants use have an annual safety check.
- That maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register.
- All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.
- A gas safety record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.
- They keep a copy of the gas safety record for two years.
Landlord Safety Certificates (CP12)
By law, landlords are responsible for making sure that gas fittings and flues are maintained in good order, and gas appliances and flues are checked for safety at least once every 12 months, and every time a new tenant moves in to the property. They must also keep a record of the safety checks for at least two years and issue the latest certificate to existing tenants and any new tenants before they move in. If you own the appliance, you are responsible for its maintenance and safety checks. GAS TEC offers a very competitive pricing structure for Landlords.
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Legionnaires Disease Risk Assessment
Organisations, or self-employed individuals, who provide residential accommodation or who are responsible for the water system(s) in their premises, are responsible for ensuring that the risk of exposure to legionella in those premises is properly controlled.
This means that they have a duty to assess the risk from exposure to legionella to their staff, residents, guests, tenants and customers by implementing appropriate control measures. This is especially important in residential buildings, where vulnerable people may be at risk, such as retirement flats, or where the accommodation is provided specifically for a group who may be susceptible to legionelloses.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon Monoxide Alarms are a useful back-up precaution but must NOT be regarded as a substitute for proper installation and maintenance of gas equipment by a Gas Safe registered engineer. If you decide to buy a carbon monoxide alarm, ensure it meets current safety standards (BS EN 50291) and carries the Kite mark. If in doubt call us for free advice.