One in 10 miss out on gas safety check

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

A SUR­VEY of over 4,300 ten­ants in Eng­land found that one in 10 had not had an an­nual gas safety check or­gan­ised by their land­lord or let­ting agent.

A re­lated sur­vey with land­lords found that one in seven did not know that it was their le­gal re­spon­si­bil­ity to or­gan­ise an an­nual gas safety check and cer­tifi­cate. Both sur­veys were made jointly by Shel­ter and Bri­tish Gas.

Shel­ter boss Camp­bell Robb said: “It’s shock­ing to think that in thou­sands of house­holds across the coun­try there are ac­ci­dents wait­ing to hap­pen be­cause a sim­ple safety check has not taken place. It’s vi­tal that renters are aware of the need to get an an­nual gas safety check. As for land­lords, it is their le­gal duty.”

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