Landlords have certain legal responsibilities towards their tenants and could face prosecution if they don't abide by them. But, what is a landlord? Below, we detail the legislation that outlines the definition of a landlord and highlights their appliance safety responsibilities.
According to The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, a landlord is anybody who rents out a property that they own, under a lease that is shorter than 7 years or under a licence.
Landlords’ duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or a licence, which includes but is not limited to:
– residential premises provided for rent by local authorities, housing associations, private sector landlords, housing co-operatives & hostels.
– rooms let in bed-sit accommodation, private households, bed & breakfast accommodation, and hotels.
– rented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans, and narrow boats on inland waterways.
You can find out more landlord information in the landlord help and advice zone at Home Appliance Care:
– Gas safety responsibilities.
– Do you suspect a gas leak or unsafe gas appliance?
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