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You must ensure maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by a Gas safe registered installer.
You must have a safety check carried out on all appliances and flues annually or within 12 months before the start of a new tenancy.
You must issue a copy of the Lancashire Gas Landlord’s Gas Safety Record or equivalent Gas safe registered installer’s safety check report to the tenant within 28 days of the check or to a new tenant before they move in.
Severe penalties – including unlimited fines and prison sentences, can be imposed for non-compliance. Deaths can result in manslaughter charges for landlords and agents.
Failure to comply with the regulations may invalidate your property insurance as well as leading to claims for civil damages – awards in these cases have proved to be very high indeed.
For more detailed information please read our Health & Safety information page here.
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