How can landlords ensure that their electrical installations are safe?

Regulations such as the Landlord and Tenant Act, the Occupier’s Liability Act, Building Regulations and Fire Safety Orders put a number of electrical safety obligations on landlords. These regulations put the duty of care for people in rented accommodation in their landlords’ hands, and oblige landlords to take reasonable steps to ensure that the electrical installations…

What is the difference between a gas appliance service and a gas safety check?

  Landlords are legally required to ensure “as far as is reasonably practicable” that any gas appliances – or, indeed, any appliances – that they provide to tenants are safe. This involves arranging gas appliance services and gas safety checks at least once every year – something offered as standard in our landlord cover plans!…