The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Gas Safe Register have announced plans for closer working and shared gas safety messages aimed at consumers, landlords, tenants, and the private rented sector.
The plans for more integrated messaging, which will start to roll out in the coming months, will build on the common aims of both organisations as trusted sources of information for landlords and tenants.
David Cox, ARLA managing director, said: “It is vital that agents and landlords who are legally responsible for their tenants make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.”
Jonathan Samuel, chief executive of Gas Safe Register, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside ARLA to ensure that these vital gas safety messages are understood by all across the rental sector. ARLA is well recognised and trusted by landlords and together we can do even more to help people understand their rights and responsibilities and improve gas safety.”
The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register which replaced CORGI. Landlords should only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service appliances and should always check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card.
For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.
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