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Landlords guide to gas safety for tenants in the UK | Multi-Trade

A guide for landlords. If you're thinking of renting out your property there are a few legal things you have to take care of if you have a gas boiler. The Health and Safety Executive sets down the guidelines for, among other things, Gas Safety in the UK. If you are a landlord and rent property to third parties in the UK, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety.

To comply with gas safety, by law you must:

  • ensure gas pipework, flues and appliances are in a in safe condition and if neccessary, repair
  • ensure an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue
  • keep a record of each safety check
  • keep your tenants informed about their responsibilities while they are residing in your property

What has to be recorded?

As a minimum, the record of a gas safety check must contain:

  • a description of and location of each appliance or flue that has been checked
  • the name, registration number and signature of the engineer performing the check
  • the date that the appliance or flue was checked
  • the address of the property at which the appliance or flue is installed
  • the name and address of the landlord (or his agent where appropriate)
  • any defect identified and any remedial action taken
  • a statement confirming that the safety check completed complies with the requirements of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

What information do I need to give my tenants?

You must issue the latest gas safety check record to:

  • existing tenants within 28 days of the gas safety check record being completed
  • to new tenants before they move in
  • You must keep the records for 2 years

Flues in voids and gas safety certificates

The flue takes fumes away from the boiler. Inspecting the flue is an essential part of the gas safety certifcate. So, if you have a boiler in your rented property where all, or part of, the flue cannot be seen as of 1 January 2013, you will not be able to get a gas safety certificate issued to state that it is safe. You will be required to install an inspection hatch into your flue.

Multi-trade can provide you with a free quotation for installing a flue hatch.

Further information on gas safety responsibilities for landlords

For more information, go straight to the horses mouth at the Health & Safety Executive. Gas safety for landlord's. Here you will find in depth information on your responsibilities asa landlord.


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We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing - there are no hidden charges and we even charge in 15 minute intervals after the first hour. You won't find many Plumbing companies with a pricing policy like that! Take a look at our pricing list for a guide on how much you can expect to pay. For larger projects such as new combination boiler installations and supplying central heating systems, we can provide you with a fixed price and what's more, the quotation is free!

Hourly rate pricing

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 Border
Plumbing servicesPlumbing services £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour
Gas servicesGas services £90.00 per hour £110.00 per hour
Commercial Gas servicesCommercial Gas services £150.00 per hour £200.00 per hour
Electrical servicesElectrical services £80.00 per hour £100.00 per hour

Fixed rate pricing

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Gas safety reportGas Safety report £80.00 for up to 2 appliances £100 for up to 2 appliances
Gas safety reportGas Safety report - Extra appliance £40.00 per appliance £60.00 per appliance
Boiler serviceBoiler Service £80.00 £100.00
Boiler serviceCommercial Boiler Service POA POA
Comercial boiler certificateCommercial Gas Certificate £150.00 £200.00
Commercial Gas servicesCommercial Gas Services Discounted rates for contract customers Call for multiple boilers
Boiler replacement quoteBoiler Replacement quote Free Free
PowerflushPower flush From £450.00 (for up to 9 radiators) N/A
DeliveryParts delivery / collection £30.00 £30.00

Landlord's pack (includes Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR, plus a Gas Safety Report - these documents are usually required by landlords who rent their properties out)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack (upto 3 bedrooms) £250.00 £300.00
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack per bedroom £50.00 £75.00

Points to note:

  • All prices exclude VAT
  • Hourly rate charges are billed in 15 minute intervals with a minimum charge of one hour
  • All prices exclude congestion & parking charges (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided)
  • All prices exclude costs for materials
  • Gas or safety certificates cannot be issued until payment is made in full
  • Quotations are free of charge as long as you let us know of your decision within 14 days of issue. If you do not inform us of your decision, an administration charge of £25.00 will be levied. You can inform us of your decision using the link in the quotation e-mail or Call us on 020 8798 9250 quoting your reference number

Delivery charges

  • Where possible we carry spare parts
  • However, this is not always possible with 1000's of different makes of boiler on the market
  • If the part is delivered and installed on the same day of the appointment, collection is charged at the hourly rate
  • If the part is collected and installed any other day, there is a fixed £30 delivery charge
  • The time to install the part is charged at hourly rate
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There are plenty of companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Are their engineers registered with Gas Safe?
  • Remember - it is a legal requirement when working with gas.
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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