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Top Tips To BBQ Safety

BBQ Safety is crucial whether you’re a letting agent or tenant. Should you have supplied your tenants with a BBQ or you just simply want to advise your tenants on how to keep safe when organising a BBQ, we’ve put together this blog with advice courtesy of Gas Safe Register. Checking Your BBQ Check your BBQ before using it, ensuring all hoses are attached. If the gas cylinder needs changing, make sure all gas taps are turned off and it is done in the open air. Be careful not to over-tighten joints. When the BBQ has finished, make sure the gas cylinders have been turned of before the BBQ controls. This will ensure all gas is used up. The gas stove, light or heater should always be left outside. The manufacturers booklet must always be consulted for further advice on how to check for gas escapes such as brushing leak …

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Compliance

Protect Your Tenants From That Winter Snap

Colder weather means your properties are more at risk of damage, whether it’s the pipes, boiler, gutter or drainage system. As well as this, ensuring your lets up to date with the latest compliance will ensure your tenants are fully protected throughout the Winter months. We’ve outlined some keys things you should consider… Gas Safety With over twenty three million homes in the United Kingdom, gas safety is vital to protect your property from potential carbon monoxide poisoning. Every agent is responsible by law for keeping their gas appliances under control and in full working order. As well as this, an annual gas safety inspection must be carried out on each appliance in every one of your properties. Hiring someone to conduct the gas check can often be tricky, they must be a Gas Safe Registered engineer. Fully qualified engineers can be found on Gas Safe Register’s official site by …

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Compliance

Keeping Landlords And Lettings Safe

We’re pleased to pledge our support for Gas Safety Week. As well as this blog, we’ve produced a useful video outlining everything you need to consider when it comes to gas and fire safety. Fire Safety Fire risk assessments must take place in all areas of the property including the common areas of flats and HMOs. Ensure there is an adequate means of escape within the property. There is no legal requirement for landlords to provide fire blankets/extinguishers but in the event of a fire you’ll need to show you did everything you can to prevent a fire occurring. Should you manage a HMO property, your local authority will arrange a risk assessment to take place. Fire Doors This risk assessment also extends to the examination of fire doors. Should your property have a fire door, ensure it’s clearly labelled and visible. In flats , the external door to a …

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