COVID-19: Gas safety checks for landlords
How do I carry out gas safety checks during the COVID-19 lockdown?
If you're a landlord, you may be experiencing difficulty getting gas safety checks completed at this time, due to for example, tenants isolating or a shortage of available engineers.
However, landlords are still required to take reasonable steps to carry out annual gas safety checks, etc. Suspension of all gas safety checks is not permissible as it will unnecessarily put tenants at increased risk, particularly as people are spending all/most of their time at home.
Each property should be considered on a case-by-case basis, completing safety checks where tenants permit access and gas engineers are available.
If you're unable to secure the services of your usual engineers, you must make reasonable attempts to obtain alternative services.
To find out more
For more information from the HSE relating to domestic gas safety, visit hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/index.htm.
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