Making sure that any gas appliance in a property is safe, is probably the most important duty of a landlord. A poorly maintained gas appliance could prove fatal to a tenant or could even cause an explosion, so the stakes are very high. The law recognises this and any landlord who does not comply with the gas safety regulations can be prosecuted, given a heavy fine, or in the worst cases, even imprisoned.
Not everyone can issue a gas safety certificate to a landlord or letting agent. The certificate must be issued by an engineer who has been vetted as fully qualified, and accepted onto the Gas Safe Register as someone who is able to work safely on gas appliances and can therefore issue a valid safety certificate. Many Cardiff landlords have found it much easier to use a reliable and professional company such as Cosywarm, which has company registration on the Gas Safe Register. We provide landlord safety certificates at £55.
Don’t forget that the gas appliances in the property must be checked at least once a year and that the tenants must be given a copy of the certificate either before they move in, or within 4 weeks of the certificate being issued. It’s normal to have the appliance serviced at the same time as having the gas safety check, so landlords may want to look at the excellent terms available in our annual servicing plan. We can provide both domestic and commercial maintenance contracts throughout the Cardiff area.
When a tenant phones up with a boiler that is not working and therefore no heating or hot water, landlords need a gas installer who can respond rapidly. We can attend, carry out any diagnostics that are necessary, report to you and organise anything from a minor repair to a full new boiler installation.
Most landlords don’t want to disrupt their tenants too much, and in any case, making appointments to get access to properties can be a hassle. At Cosywarm, we can deal with all aspects of gas heating, boilers, fires and other appliances so we are able to combine servicing with any upgrades or repairs that need doing.
We can also combine this with bathroom installations and electrical installation, to provide a comprehensive service for landlords and letting agents. They can rely on us to deliver a safe and cost-effective installation in their properties. So call Cosywarm today and let us take some of the hard work out of property maintenance and management.