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By ensuring your property is safe, this can also make letting it out much easier.

When it comes to gas appliances it is vital that you check them out to work correctly to protect against the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a dangerous problem which can result in death. By having your appliances checked regularly you can help to make sure that this doesn't happen.

Whatever type of gas appliance you have in the property you are renting out you need a Gas Safety Certificate. These last for a year from the date of issue and are issued by the Gas Safe Register. Unless the contract says differently the maintenance of gas appliances inside a rented home is down to the landlord. You can come to an agreement within the contract to make the tenants responsible for the time that they live there, but this is not as standard so it will be something that will be agreed separately.

Gas Safety Certificates are vital not only from a tenant safety point of view but from a legal point of view also. If you are a landlord and you do not have one of these certificates you are responsible if something should go wrong. This could mean a fine or even a prison sentence depending on how serious the case is.

Getting a Gas Safety Certificate is easy and doesn't cost much to get done. When you have it done it is valid for a year and you are covered for that whole time. In these circumstances it is always best to be safe than sorry and that is the reason why as a landlord, Gas Safety Certificates are essential for both you and your tenant.

Looking for a Gas Safe Registered engineer to carry out your Gas Safety Inspections? Then call us on 0844 414 1330.

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