By law, we must inspect all gas appliances in the homes we own once a year.
Our gas contractor carries out all repairs, services and inspections on the gas appliances we own.
When the contractors are in your home, they will:
Even if you have no gas appliances, we still need to have access to your home.
The health and safety executive insists that all landlords must inspect every property they own once a year - this includes homes that have no gas supply.
This reassures everyone living in the neighbourhood that the risk of a gas explosion has been reduced.
The safety inspection visit takes about five minutes but it is vital for everyone's safety.
For your safety, always follow these rules:
If you have had your own gas appliance fitted in your home, we will carry out a general safety inspection but not a full service.
It is your responsibility to have it serviced every year by a CORGI-registered engineer.
However, we are responsible for any chimney used by your own appliance, and the engineer will check it.
You cannot see, smell or taste carbon monoxide, so it is important to ask your CORGI-registered engineer or your landlord for a gas safety certificate.
You must have this by law to show that your gas appliances have been serviced.
Last year we serviced all the gas appliances we own. To achieve this, we had to gain access to every property, and we have a firm forced-entry policy.
We do not want to force entry to your home but we must do all we can to make sure that you, your family, your home and everyone living in your neighbourhood is safe.