Protect your interests by ensuring your gas and electrical systems are compliant. As a landlord, you have a legal obligation to make sure the gas systems in your rental properties are prime working condition.
Your Legal Duties
The legal duties for landlords apply to a wide range of accommodation including:
- Residential rental properties provided for local authorities
- Housing associations
- Private sector rentals
- Housing co-operative premises
- Hostel rooms
- Bedsit accommodation
- Private households
- Bed & breakfast accommodation
One of your primary obligations is to inform your tenants about what to do in the event of a gas emergency including where to switch the gas off, so be sure to let them know where the tap is located. By Scottish law, anyone involved in working with your gas appliances must be on the Gas Safe Register to carry out gas work.
The needs of private customers differ from that of landlords and if you rent out furnished or unfurnished accommodation to tenants then you should invest in Portable Appliance Testing (PAT). Devine Energy Ltd carries out PAT checks to ensure that the electrical appliances supplied for your tenants are safe and don't pose any risk to their health.
What Is Involved in PAT Testing?
Devine Energy carries out Portable Appliance Testing on all electrical appliances and equipment that your tenants use in everyday life. These items include:
- Washing machines
Unlike gas safety checks, PAT is not a legal requirement. However, as a private landlord in Scotland, you could leave yourself wide open to a legal claim if you allow your tenants to use non-compliant equipment which results in an injury. Many landlords believe it is not worth the risk of expensive compensation payments.
We make sure that all the electrical appliances in your rented accommodation are fit for purpose to give you and your tenants complete peace of mind.
Contact Devine Energy for essential landlord certification and keep your premises safe and compliant.