Smoke detector with smokeSafety Information

Gas Safety Certificate

Any person letting their property must ensure that all gas appliances or installation pipe work in that property is maintained in a safe condition to prevent risk of injury. All such appliances and pipe work must be checked annually by an approved contractor registered with the Gas Safe Register and a report obtained – ‘The Gas Safety Record’.  This record must be kept for at least two years.   We will organize the renewal of these as part of our full management service.

Electrical Installation Condition Report

An EICR is the inspection of the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify in order of priority any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations, and will:

  • Reveal if any electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded.
  • Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in the installation.
  • Identify and defective DIY electrical work.
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe and a schedule of circuits is developed during the inspection.

An EICR is mandatory for any property designated as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), whether or not it requires licensing.

Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

A landlord must now ensure that they provide carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in all rented properties.

Legionaries Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease is a pneumonia like illness caused by the Legionella bacteria and can be fatal. The infection is caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria. The disease cannot be passed from one person to another.

Legionella bacteria are found in the natural environment and may contaminate and grow in water systems, including domestic hot and cold water systems. They survive low temperatures and thrive at temperatures between 20 – 45°C if the conditions are right. They are killed by high temperatures at 60°C or above

We recommended that as a Landlord you should carry out a risk assessment of your property prior to any letting especially if there are open water tanks, redundant pipes, cooling systems or a swimming pool. We request that a copy of any written risk assessment is provided upon instruction.


These regulations apply to soft furnishing such as mattresses, padded headboards, bed bases, sofas, sofa-beds, armchairs, cushions, pillows, furniture with loose or fitted covers, children’s furniture, garden furniture which may be used indoors, etc. Exemptions: furniture/furnishings manufactured before 1950 and after 1989. If items remaining in the property do not show the appropriate label advising they are safe they must be removed.