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Gas Safety Week 2015

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The week 14-20 September is national ‘Gas Safety Week’. Landlords with properties that use gas for heating, hot water, and/or cooking need to comply with gas safety requirements. The RLA is here to make sure you stay on the right side of the law! The RLA has an entire webpage of guides designed to help landlords keep their properties and tenants safe. As it is gas safety week, we direct your attention specifically to these gas safety guides…

The week 14-20 September is national ‘Gas Safety Week’. Landlords with properties that use gas for heating, hot water, and/or cooking need to comply with gas safety requirements. The RLA is here to make sure you stay on the right side of the law!

The RLA has an entire webpage of guides designed to help landlords keep their properties and tenants safe. As it is gas safety week, we direct your attention specifically to these gas safety guides.

Visit the RLA landlord help guides webpage by clicking here.

Landlords with gas in their properties – for heating, cooking, or hot water – need to have a gas safety certificate: this is a national annual requirement of all privately rented properties.

Do not risk being caught out – or worse, leaving your tenants in threat of fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even explosion!

RLA landlord help guides

  1. Gas Safety Certificates guide: https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/documents/gas_safety/gas_safety.shtml
  1. Detailed gas safety guidance: https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/documents/gas_safety/gas_safety_extended.shtml

There is also the Safe & Secure Home. This tool contains ALL the RLA’s guides and documents in an interactive – and frequently updated! – Online tool. Find out more: http://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/safe-and-secure/

Additional Information

Government has – on 14th September 2015 – approved proposals for ALL privately rented properties to have fire alarms and CO detectors (in relevant properties). Some local fire authorities will be handing out FREE smoke alarms and CO detectors, whilst others will be providing FREE safety checks on privately rented properties to assess those at greatest risk.

For more information visit the bespoke RLA webpage so you can contact your local fire & rescue authority: http://rla.org.uk/landlord/guides/fire-authorities-information.shtml

Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector guidance

The RLA suggests that landlords with gas or solid fuel heating appliances place CO detectors near these appliances. The Association does not think they will be required in every property, only those with gas appliances – and properly situated. For more information, please refer to the RLA news story for links to guides and RLA take on the matter: Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide guides and webpages live

The RLA supports Gas Safety Week 2015, promoted by the Gas Safe Register. For more information visit the Gas Safety week website here and register your own support!

Finally, the RLA training course: The principle of lettings-the landlords’ way – contains gas safety information. Click here for more information.

Further Information

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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  • Hi there guys, this is fantastically helpful for all landlords and tenants out there.
    I would like to direct your attention towards a site I have created to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide too.
    I created it as I was inspired by many sad stories and to ensure that landlords and tenants are aware of the dangers it represents.
    Hopefully, more landlords will be inclined to get co detectors into their properties in readiness for the new legislation that requires them to, coming in to effect in October.
    Please pay it a visit and share it around if you feel it appropriate.
    http://www.thesilentkiller.co.uk/

    Kindest Regards,
    John Lawless
    http://www.bestheating.com

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