How Often Should PAT Testing Be Carried Out?
In order to ensure all electrical appliances in rental properties are safe, you should have PAT tests carried out annually and at the end of a tenancy.
Do I Have To Install a Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector?
Yes, by law all private sector landlords must ensure that a smoke detector is installed on every story of their property. Additionally, landlords will need to ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any rooms containing a solid fuel burning appliance.
How Often Should My Gas Appliances be Checked?
Under the Gas Safety (Installations and Use) Regulations of 1998, all rented properties must be inspected on an annual basis by a fully qualified engineer.
What If I Use a Letting Agent or Property Management Company?
If your property is managed by another company, you need to ensure that the management contracts specifies who is responsible for arranging gas safety checks.