It is the responsibility of all Landlords to take care of their properties and maintain them effectively. They are legally accountable for making sure essential servicing and repairs are being done in a safe manner by recognised suppliers.
The landlord will have to ensure that no problems occur with the electrics, hot water, heating and renewable energy systems. At Goodey Services we know that the life of these systems is extended when the proper maintenance is undertaken on schedule, this also helped to keep the running costs to a minimum.
Proper maintenance also ensures that safety is not being compromised. It is important that annual gas and electricity checks are carried out. Landlords are legally responsible for ensuring that any gas appliances or flues that are being used in the property are regularly checked for any potential concerns. If landlords ignore this, it can cause many issues including; leakage of the gas supply pipe work that is running through the property, gas appliances not having enough ventilation, gas appliances not being in good working order, safety aspects of appliances not working properly and causing potential harm to tenants, gas flues not working safely or suitably and more.
If these gas safety checks are not in place, it may have severe consequences. Not only adding to potential legal liabilities but the tenant can face harm or damage in his own home or office. The landlord is therefore responsible for carrying out these safety checks once a year to ensure all gas appliances and flues are safe to use.