ludlowthompson champions regular gas safety inspections
- 22nd September 2021
- Landlord Property News
Gas Safety Week highlights action that landlords can take to ensure appliances are safe
ludlowthompson continues championing regular checks for Gas Safety Week
Last week marked the eleventh annual Gas Safety Week, an initiative by the Gas Safe Register to highlight the importance of annual gas safety checks.
Identifying the warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and poorly maintained gas appliances is a crucial part of keeping our tenants and communities safe.
When a gas appliance is not adequately maintained it can cause serious health and safety risks to residents. Carbon monoxide leaks can cause fires and explosions due to their flammable nature, and breathing in the gas can cause breathlessness, headaches and even death. With adequate and regular checks, these risks can be easily avoided.
Landlords can find advice on the law surrounding carbon monoxide alarms in this guidance document from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
It’s important that landlords keep on top of the annual gas safety checks in their properties. Buy-to-let is a long-term investment and landlords who invest in their properties and are rigorous in the upkeep and compliance are much more likely to benefit from long-term tenancies and higher total returns.
Gas safety checks can be carried out any time from 10 to 12 months after the previous check, offering flexibility to get the checks done at a time that suits you. We automatically follow up all annual checks where a property is managed by us. ludlowthompson also organises appliance safety checks for landlords whenever needed, alongside carrying out more than 1,500 boiler and gas appliance services each year. We work with our landlords to ensure that their properties adhere to the latest government safety regulations, with the safety of our tenants our highest priority.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman at ludlowthompson says: “The recent Gas Safety Week is a great reminder of the importance of ensuring appliances in rental properties are fit for purpose. This includes carrying out annual checks and being aware of potential risks.”
“Ensuring our tenants are safe has always been and continues to be of paramount importance to us. Our team are available to assist landlords on what they need to do, so that their rental properties meet gas safety standards.”
For advice or guidance please contact one of our offices and our lettings experts will be more than happy to help.
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The recent Gas Safety Week is a great reminder of the importance of ensuring appliances in rental properties are fit for purpose. This includes carrying out annual checks and being aware of potential risks
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