Moving into a Property

Gas Safety

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 now make it a criminal offence if annual inspections and any necessary repairs/maintenance are not carried out. It is necessary to obtain an annual safety check certificate as proof. We will be happy to arrange for such a safety check by an appropriately qualified contractor and will provide further information on this matter if required. We will be required to obtain copies of the certificates relating to the safety check annually.

Smoke Detectors/ Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Although not obligatory, we strongly advise that smoke detectors/alarms should be provided and Carbon Monoxide Monitors. Also any chimneys with open fires should be regularly swept.


It is the landlord's responsibility to ensure that the electrical installation and all electrical appliances are safe and in full working order, complying with all relevant regulations. If in doubt, we can arrange for an NICEIC registered electrician to check these matters for you.

The Furniture & Furnishings

Fire Safety Regulations 1993 On 1st March 1993 the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amended) 1993 Regulations came into force. The Regulations aim to improve safety by requiring all furniture and furnishings in rented properties to pass the 'cigarette test'. Most new furniture is marked with a ticket to show that it passes the test. All upholstered furniture and furnishings in accommodation, now made available for letting, must meet the Fire Resistance Requirements.

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