Landlord Services

  • CP12 Gas safety certificates
  • CP12 Gas safety and boiler service
  • Boiler servicing
  • Heating repair & Breakdowns
  • PAT (portable Appliance Test)
  • Electrical installation condition reports (P.I.R Periodic inspection report)
  • General call outs and repairs
  • Annual Reminders
  • Carbon monoxide Detector
  • Remedial works
  • LPG and natural gas registered


The Gas Appliances Directive

The Gas Appliances Directive sets out legal requirements that in future will apply across the European Union. Member countries are required to amend their existing legislation, or to introduce new legislation that conforms with the requirements of the directive. The United Kingdom has implemented that gas appliances (safety) regulations to conform to the directive.


Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995

The main provisions of the new regulations are:
   a) Appliances must be safe
   b) Appliances must be tested
   c) Appliances must be quality guaranteed. This means that during the manufacturing process the manufacturer must operate a quality scheme of some type, such as BS 5750, to ensure that all appliances conform to the tested design. This scheme will be monitored by the ‘notified bodies’
   d) Appliances must carry the CE mark.


Legal Requirements For Electrical

Housing Health and Safety Risk Assessment
Here a landlord is expected to do the following:

  • Ensure that the installation meets the standard as detailed in BS7671:2008
  • Ensure that the system is adequately earthed
  • Ensure that the installation has not suffered deterioration to an extent that it impairs safety
  • Landlord and Tenant act 1985 – This legislation lays out a landlord’s duty to ensure that the electrical installation is safe
  • The consumer Protection act 1987 – Details that the electrical equipment must be maintained and checked before the property is offered for rent
  • Supply of goods and Services act 1982 – Places a responsibility on the landlord to ensure that goods should be of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose and free of defects


Electrical installation safety

At the beginning of each new tenancy, you should ensure that electrical installations – like fixed wiring – are safe and well maintained. Any electrical appliances you supply to tenants – like cookers and kettles – should be safe for them to use.

You should carry out regular inspections of fixed electrical installations – like sockets and light fittings – every five years. You should also arrange, at least once a year, for a qualified electrician to carry out a portable appliance testing (PAT) safety test on any portable electrical equipment you provide for tenants, like kettles. The PAT tester will give you a dated certificate and put stickers on the plugs of appliances to show that they are safe.