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About Landlord Gas Safety Checks in Lancashire

About Landlord Gas Safety Checks in Lancashire

Who is required to provide landlord Gas Safety Certificates?

The landlord of a property is responsible for the safety of all the tenants who live within the building. It is the landlords legal duty to ensure that all gas appliances, flues and fittings are safe for tenant use.

The areas which need to be checked include all gas appliances and installations that a tenant has access to and within any communal areas. The landlord is responsible for maintenance, installation and repair of any gas pipework, flues or appliances.

How often does a Gas Safety Check need to be completed?

It is generally recommended that a Gas Safe registered engineer is employed to carry out an inspection of any property that you let out to tenants once a year to ensure that all of your appliances, pipework and fittings remain in a safe working condition.

Within 12 months of a new gas appliance installation, the landlord is responsible for ensuring that a Gas Safe registered engineer completes an inspection and continues to do so annually after that point.

Who is the Landlord of a Property?

A landlord is the owner of a property which has been rented out under a lease of less than seven years. A landlord is responsible for any of the following occupied accommodation:

  • Residential premises which have been provided for rent by private sector landlords, local authorities, hostels or housing co-operatives.
  • Rooms which have been let within hotels, private households, bed-sit accommodation or bed and breakfast accommodation.
  • Rented holiday accommodation which include cottages, chalets, caravans, flats, and narrow boats located on inland waterways.

Who Can Carry out Gas Safety Inspections?

Any inspections, maintenance, repair work or installations of gas appliances must only be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Once a safety inspection has been completed, the landlord is required to keep a copy of the safety check record for 2 years.

Following a gas safety inspection, it is required that the landlord provide each tenant with details of the check. All existing tenants should receive a copy of the report within 28 days of the inspection and any new occupiers should be issued with a copy before they move into the property.

Can a Landlord gain access to a property to complete a Gas Safety Inspection?

The landlord of the property must make reasonable attempts to provide notice of the gas safety inspection so that the tenant is aware of the date of the checks and has access to your contact details.

A landlord should not use force to gain access to a property. Within the contract that is drawn up between the tenant and the landlord, it should be agreed that access is required for safety and maintenance inspections.

Find a Gas Safe Engineer in Lancashire by following this link.

Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

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Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

Keeping your house warm throughout the winter months is an essential household cost which accounts for around 60% of your energy bills. By making an informed decision about the energy efficiency of your home can reduce the amount of money you pay on your heating bills.

One of the major considerations when trying to manage the energy efficiency of your home or place of work is the the of boiler you use to heat the building. Installing a more fuel efficient boiler will help you cut back on the amount of gas required to heat your home. Along with replacing your boiler, your energy efficiency can be improved by upgrading your heating appliances and reducing the amount of draft where heat can escape.
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Can I Save Money by Replacing the Boiler in my Home or Business?

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Can I Save Money by Replacing the Boiler in my Home or Business?

When considering the amount of money you could save on your heating bills by installing a more energy efficient boiler, it is important to remember that about 55% of your total energy costs is spent on the work that your boiler undertakes.

By assessing your current boiler and comparing it to newer A-rated systems you will be able to quickly notice the difference that a new boiler installation can make to your household bills.

The level of energy efficiency of your boiler is rated on a scale of A – G. The most energy efficient boilers are rated A and the least energy efficient models are rated G.

Replacing your older boiler with an A-rated system can save the average home up to £305 per year on your heating bills. Installing a new boiler with a complete heating control system provides significant savings on your energy bills and also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from your home.
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Which Type of Boiler Installation Is Right For My Home?

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Which Type of Boiler Installation Is Right For My Home?



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offer professional boiler installations throughout Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster, Chorley and the surrounding areas of Lancashire. Our experienced plumbing and heating engineers offer a competitive rate and he highest standards of workmanship.

Your boiler is one of the most essential purchases for your home or business that needs to be correct to suit your property requirements. We are happy to offer assistance and advice on the most efficient and reliable boiler installation to suit your household.

This article gives a brief description of the various boilers available for installation throughout Lancashire to help you decide which is best for your needs.

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What are the advantages of having a combi boiler installed in your home?

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What are the advantages of having a combi boiler installed in your home?

Combi boilers offer a space saving advantage over other heating systems as it combines the central heating and hot water heating within a single unit. Since the combi boiler is providing a complete water heating system for your home, there is no need for a separate water cylinder, freeing up much needed household space.
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