Plumbing services

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Domestic plumbing services in Hinckley, Gas services in Hinckley

Plumbing services

Hinckley plumbing services Gas safe registered number: 543491 We provide a top quality range of plumbing and heating services, from blocked drains, leaking pipes, broken toilets, replacement taps, sinks, baths, showers, boiler inspections and central heating installations. Our Hinckley plumbing service offers a first class service and guarantee customer satisfaction for every job we do, we deliver our services at a very high standard. Contact us today for more information....

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Landlord Gas Safety Certificates

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Domestic plumbing services in Hinckley, Gas services in Hinckley, plumber

Landlord Gas Safety Certificates

At MSP Installations, our Gas Safe registered engineers are qualified to carry out gas safety inspections and issue landlord gas safety certificates. If the appliance requires repairs or servicing, we will provide you with a quotation and the work can often be carried out during the same visit. We regularly work on behalf of landlords, we are also happy to work directly with tenants too. It is a legal requirement for landlords to have all the gas appliances in a rented property tested every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Once all of the safety checks have been completed you will be issued with a certificate and will be documented proof that all appliances are safe to use, a copy will need to be given to your tenant within 28 days of being issued and you will also need to retain a copy for two years from this point. Our Gas safety inspections include the following checks: Full system soundness test to confirm no gas leaks in property Appliance check for gas soundness Standing and working pressure check Burner pressure/gas rate checked against manufacturer’s data plate/manual Ventilation check Flue flow test to ensure removal of products of combustion Ensuring satisfactory operation of all flame failure devices Checks for any installation defects that don’t comply with current regulations Investigation into any evidence of unsafe operation and report to the responsible person Failure to produce valid gas safety certificates can result in prosecution, and can also invalidate your property insurance, which in turn means you may be liable for potentially expensive civil claims. The landlord is responsible for this aspect of their tenants’ safety, and if non-compliance were to lead to a death from carbon monoxide poisoning, the landlord could be charged with manslaughter....

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Gas safety Certificates

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Domestic plumbing services in Hinckley, Gas services in Hinckley, plumber

Our Gas Safe registered engineers are qualified to carry out gas safety inspections and issue landlord gas safety certificates. If the appliance requires repairs or servicing, we will provide you with a quotation and the work can often be carried out during the same visit. Who is a landlord? In relation to domestic gas under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GS(IU)R 98), a landlord is anyone who rents out a property that they own under a lease that is shorter than 7 years or under a licence . Regardless of whether you are a landlord under GS(IU)R 98 you may be considered a landlord under other related legislation. Landlords‘ duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or licence , which includes, but not exclusively:  – residential premises provided for rent by local authorities, housing associations, private sector landlords, housing co-operatives, hostels  – rooms let in bed-sit accommodation, private households, bed and breakfast accommodation and hotels  – rented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans and narrow boats on inland waterways. Further details are given in HSC’s Approved Code of Practice ‘Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances’ which can be ordered through HSE books. What are my duties as a landlord in relation to gas safety? As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe. You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues,appliances and pipework which you own and have provided for your tenants use by a Gas Safe registered engineer . Although there is no prescribed timeframe for these duties, good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs. You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check  is carried out  within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter  by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in. What are my duties as a letting/ management agent in relation to gas safety? Landlords who use agents to manage properties need to ensure that the management contract clearly specifies who is responsible for carrying out the maintenance and safety check duties, and keeping associated records. If the contract specifies that the agent has responsibility then the same duties under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 that apply to a landlord apply to you. In this situation an agent must arrange maintenance by a Gas Safe registered engineer for all pipework, appliances and flues, which the landlord owns and provides for the tenants...

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