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 […]
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 […]
The warning notice issued by the engineer will explain why the gas fitting has failed the safety check and what needs to be done before the installation can be safely used again. If you would like a more detailed technical explanation, please contact the engineer who issued the warning notice. It is is important that […]
The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 define “prescribed requirements”. A Section 21 notice may be given in relation to a dwelling-house in England at a time when the landlord is in breach of a prescribed requirement. The prescribed requirements are: the requirement to provide a tenant with an energy performance certificate (EPC) ; and […]
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 the landlord has a statutory obligation to ensure each appliance and flue is checked for safety within 12 months of being installed and at intervals of not more than 12 months since it was last checked for safety. Further, the landlord has an obligation to ensure a copy […]
No – Part F, Regulation 36 of The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 require that each appliance and flue is checked for safety within 12 months of being installed. Safety checking of a newly installed gas boiler is discretionary and sometimes arranged as a precautionary measure to check the newly installed boiler is safe. Further […]
Before bringing into the property any gas appliance, check the terms of your tenancy agreement and seek consent from the landlord. If the landlord gives you such consent, ask the landlord if any flues or chimneys in the property are unsuitable for the installation of a gas appliance. If you bring into the property any […]