All residential landlords are required to ensure that gas appliances and flues are safe. This regulation is intended to avoid the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. All rental properties must have the following:
As part of our property management service for all landlords, Rea Estates will be responsible for the following:
A valid gas safety certificate from an approved gas engineer.
Approved appliances and pipework. Gas Safe Register is responsible for the registration of gas engineers.
An annual gas safety check. Tenants must be provided with an appropriate gas safety record and the landlord must keep gas safety records for a minimum of two years.
Rea Estates also recommends that carbon monoxide detectors are installed in properties that have gas installations. This is a small price to pay for extra peace of mind.