Landlords Safety Responsibilities

As a landlord it is your responsibility to ensure your rental properties are safe, free from health hazards and that your tenants are properly protected. There are a number of regulations designed to make certain that this is the case.

Gas safety

The landlord must:

  • Make sure gas equipment they supply is safely installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • Have a registered engineer do an annual gas safety on each appliance and flue
  • Give you a copy of the gas safety check record before you move in, or within 28 days of the check

Electrical safety

The landlord must make sure:

  • The electrical system is safe, eg sockets and light fittings
  • All appliances they supply are safe, eg cookers and kettles

Fire safety

The landlord must:

  • Follow fire safety regulations, eg check you have access to escape routes at all times
  • Make sure the furniture and furnishings they supply are fire safe
  • Provide fire alarms and extinguishers (if the property is a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO))

At Properties on the Market we take all the stress out of renting your property with our comprehensive letting service we will make sure you meet and exceed your legal responsibilities.

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