2 July 2014
Investors who have residential property in their portfolio are urged to ensure that they stick to the letter of the law when it comes to their responsibilities under gas safety.
Even if the property in question is managed by an agent, it is the landlord who bears the legal onus for ensuring that all checks and maintenance work are carried out.
The reminder follows the death of a young girl from carbon monoxide poisoning and the subsequent conviction of the landlord.
A list of responsibilities can be found in the Gas Safety Regulations 1998. Landlords can also check out their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act.