New gas safety flexibility for landlords

25/03/2018 22:22:38

Following campaigning work by Scottish Association of Landlords we are pleased to announce a good result. From 6 April 2018 a change in gas safety regulations will introduce a degree of flexibility to the timing of landlords’ annual gas safety checks. This MOT-style change means that landlords can carry out the annual gas safety check in the two months before the due date and retain the existing expiry date. For example, if the current certificate expires on 25 November 2018, a new certificate issued on/after 26 September 2018 will be valid for up to 14 months, expiring on 25 November 2019. This avoids landlords waiting until the last minute and not gaining access or having to shorten the annual check cycle to comply with the law.

Help and Advice for Landlords

As members of the Scottish Association of Landlords and Council of Letting Agents, Scottish Property Centre pride ourselves on being at the forefront of legislative changes that can impact upon you as a landlord and property owner, and of course your tenant.

If you are an existing landlord or you’re considering letting a property in the near future, our letting team will be more than happy to provide help, information and guidance regarding your obligations.  Contact us now here.  

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