Gas Safety Requirements

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Being a landlord, it is very necessary to you to know the gas safety requirements and the legal obligations when it comes to your tenants. As a landlord, you should be aware that it is you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. If you have any confusion about the legal gas safety requirements for UK landlord, then you are most welcome here.

In general, you have three main responsibilities if you are an owner of property equipped with the gas appliance:

  1. Maintenance: Pipework, appliances and chimney/flues need to be maintained safely.
  2. Gas Safety Checks: An annual gas safety checks should be carried out on each gas appliance/flue. This will ensure gas appliance and fittings are safe to be used.
  3. Record: Within 28 days of completion or to new tenants upon their start of their tenancy a record of the annual gas safety check should be provided to your existing tenants.

Landlord Gas Safety Rules

There are 8 basic legal gas safety requirements for UK landlords. These are following: –

  • According to The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, as a landlord it is your responsibility to ensure all gas appliances, fittings and flues are safe at all times.
  • All the gas appliance, flues and fittings in the communal areas which are also used by you, are included under the above mentioned 1998 regulations. So these are required to be safe at all times.
  • As a landlord, you should maintain a gas safety check within 12 months of installation of a new appliance or flue and this is to be continued on an annual basis. The best idea is to keep a record of the landlord’s gas safety CP12 certificate for a minimum of two years.
  • Installing at least one Carbon Monoxide alarming system in every space where a fixed combustion appliance consists, and where flue passes through the high risk of accommodation is very much necessary.
  • All the responsibilities such as copies of the maintenance information or annual checks for letting agency to ensure that this maintenance has been carried out fruitfully, must be clarify to the landlords.
  • Any gas appliance that is owned by you and provided for your tenant’s use falls under legal responsibilities. So it is actually the owner responsibility to ensure the safe checks are carried out successfully.
  • If you have an implied tenancy arrangement, then you should carry out the safety checks. On the other hand, if your tenants lease is longer than 7 years then it’s not your responsibility to carry out the safety checks.
  • Last, of all, you should remember that as a landlord it is your duty to a wide range of accommodation occupied under a lease or license and it is stated in the official HSE website.

Finally, always try to seek expert advice on how to proceed and always try to stay on the right side of the law. At Black Knight Estates we are here to assist and always ensure our Landlords meet the UK regulatory requirements.

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Why choose our service?

We have been in business for many years and fully understand the positives and risks of renting. We have worked with clients letting out single room apartments to those renting out large houses. Our firm also has an internal data storage system wherein we have been collecting information about all the properties to rent in greenwich. This helps us study all the pre-existing records to understand the trends in the property business and thus come up with better management and rental strategies.

We take a very friendly approach towards our customers and hold interactive sessions to help our customers understand the best rental strategies. At Black Knight Estates we have access to specialists screening companies and membership access to credit reference agencies, therefore having access to information straight away with no time to waste in collecting information from thrid parties.


How we work?

When you allow us to take over your properties to rent in Greenwich, we immediately notify all our branches about the same, so that the search for a suitable tenant is started right away. The first thing that we do is put up a rental sign outside your property.

We also place the advertisements for your property on all the major local as well as global property rental sites. All the potential tenants who meet the criteria as suggested by you will be sent immediate notifications about the availability will be sent immediate notifications.

We further widen our search by sending your information to other firms who work under collaboration with us. Apart from this, we also take note of the online viewings with respect to your property and immediately contact you in the case of a feedback. This process ensures that a tenant is found in a very short span of time.

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Our strategies to finding the best tenant

Before renting out your property, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the tenant’s profile. It is important to ask the right questions during the screening process, backed with a evidence of the documents. Among others, our screening specialists put stress on the following points while looking for a tenant for your property.

  • Having a background check of former bankruptcies
  • ID verification
  • Bank account verification
  • Alias name searches
  • Previous residency references
  • Employment and income documentation
  • Fraud prevention check


Rental income management

In the worst case scenario, our tenant may not be able to pay the rents. If you have not been protected under any of the rent guarantees, this will be a major loss on your side. Therefore, we immediately inform you about the best tenancy schemes available and recommend you the best rent guarantee insurances. This will make sure that even if you fail to acquire the rent from your tenant, the Insurance will provide you with a cover up.


Property maintenance

Our firm not only takes care of finding you a tenant but also makes sure that your properties to rent in greenwich are in good shape and you meet various regualtions.

We will esnure the following:

1. We will guide you and ensure you meet all the various regulations by different governing bodies

2. We will take care of the physical aspects of lighter maintenance like fittings, decorations, fixtures, floor coverings and so on.

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This hybrid model allows Black Knight Estates to keeps its overhead cost low and allowing us to hand these cost savings to our clients.

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At Black Knight Estates, we provide estate agency cover across South London, below are just some of the areas we cover for both sales and lettings:

  • Blackheath

  • Bexleyheath

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  • Eltham

  • Plumstead

  • Sidcup

  • Woolwich

  • Welling

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