Are you a landlord or landlady with a property in Bristol or the surrounding area? If so, were you aware that under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, you are responsible for the safety of all gas appliances, fittings and flues in your property? To prove that you have fulfilled your legal obligations, you need to have up-to-date Gas Safety Certificates. Bristol plumbing specialists, Ian Smith Heating Engineers (ISHE) are Gas Safe registered plumbers and can carry out the necessary gas safety tests and issue the Gas Safety Certificates Bristol property owners need to have to ensure their compliance – not to mention their moral duty to keep their tenants safe from the potentially fatal consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning or explosion. We service over 1,500 rented properties in the BS postcode area.
If you have never thought about the need for an annual gas safety check, you should try and contact your tenants immediately to arrange one. If they are not in you should leave a note for them with your contact number. Without their Gas Safety Certificates, Bristol property owners are at risk of a large fine, but if you can prove you have made all reasonable effort to carry out a gas safety check you may not be found liable.
To be completely safe from the potential claim of harm caused by faulty appliances, ISHE can also carry out Portable Appliance Tests (PATs) and check and replace carbon monoxide detectors (which often become useless after five years).
Do you need help for a leaking pipe or boiler repair? Bristol property owners could get a call at any time informing them of a plumbing-related disaster; tenants may even be within their rights to withhold rent if living conditions are poor while even small leaks can quickly cause expensive damage. If you need a rapid response, ISHE are on the end of the telephone.
So, if you need a gas safety check, Portable Appliance Test, boiler repair or a general plumber, Bristol firm Ian Smith Heating Engineers can save you time and expense in keeping your valued tenants happy and comfortable.