As defined in our Tenant Information Pack: Anything which might be, or might reasonably be expected to become a hazard or danger to life or limb or to the fabric of the property itself is considered an emergency. Anything which simply affects your enjoyment of the property is not an emergency. Contact details for emergencies […]
My gas safety check was carried out 10 days before the next safety check due date, when is the next check due by?
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances 305 With the introduction of the new regulation 36A from 6 April 2018 landlords will be able to have gas safety checks carried out any time from 10 to 12 calendar months after the previous check but still retain […]
It is not advisable for the following reasons: Receiving mail addressed to previous occupiers of a property can be an irritation; Potential for fraud – The Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee recommends that to reduce the risk of identity fraud when you move, you use Royal Mail’s redirection service to direct your mail from […]
It is not necessarily illegal to own or fly a drone. The legislation surrounding the use of drones is complicated and is dependent on where they are used, when they are used, how often they are used, the weight of the drone, the altitude the drone is flown at, whether the drone has the capability […]
The purpose of a periodic inspection is to: Check the tenant is happy with the property and tenancy Ensure the tenant is complying with the terms of the tenancy agreement Identify any repairs or maintenance required to the property, fixtures, fittings or contents Ensure compliance with relevant legislation We respect the fact that during […]
On a landlord’s gas safety check, does a ‘visual inspection’ meet the requirements when checking a gas hob?
No – Regulation 36 (9) of The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, which details a landlord’s duties, states the following about safety checks: (9) A safety check carried out pursuant to paragraph (3) above shall include, but shall not be limited to, an examination of the matters referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of […]
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Yes The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 states that there must be a carbon monoxide alarm in a room that ‘contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance’. The law does not allow for not having a carbon monoxide alarm if the appliance is not used. Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) […]
The landlord (or their representative) is entitled to access the premises to view their condition and state of repair and carry out any repairs the landlord is entitled to carry out subject to the following: Access must be at reasonable times of the day; The landlord must give 24 hours notice to the occupier; The […]