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What is A Gas Safety Certificate? Everything you Need to Know About Gas Safety Certificates

  • Landlords |

17 March 2019

As a landlord within the UK it is your responsibility to make sure that all gas fittings within your property are safe and functioning properly at all times. As a legal requirement, your property should have a valid Landlord Gas Safety Record, which is documented proof that a registered gas engineer has declared the property […]

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A Guide to Electrical Safety for Landlords: What you need to know

  • Landlords |

17 March 2019

If you’re a landlord within the UK, there are certain responsibilities and laws you must abide by to ensure that your tenants are safe both when they move in and throughout the duration of their stay. There are certain regulations in place such as Electrical Safety Inspections and Certificates which help to regulate electrical safety […]

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What is a Land Registry Compliant lease plan? Everything you need to know

  • Landlords |

26 June 2019

If you currently have a lease which last seven years or longer, you must be registered with the Land Registry and have a compliant lease plan in place. This plan is essentially an accurate drawing which shows exactly what area of land is included in the lease. Here at CEC, we are experts in providing […]

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What Electrical work can you do yourself?

  • Landlords |

26 June 2019

As a homeowner or landlord it’s important to know what electrical work you can and can’t do yourself. While doing some DIY electrical work could save you money, if it’s done incorrectly, you could be putting your own life at risk. Top Tips for keeping your property safe Always turn the power off and check […]

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What is an EPC and Who Needs to Carry Them Out?

  • Landlords |

30 July 2019

It doesn’t matter whether you have a commercial property or a residential property, you will need to hold a valid Energy Performance Certificate. This is a legal requirement for all properties, regardless of size and type. An Energy Performance Certificate is there to ensure that all potential buyers and renters know how energy efficient the […]

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Top tips for landlords looking to improve their property’s EPC rating.

  • Landlords |

3 October 2017

From the 1st April 2018, all property rentals must score a minimum EPC rating of E, unless there is an applicable exemption. This means that a third of commercial buildings could become unlettable. Owners of non compliant buildings could be fined £4000. This is very worrying, as when it comes to improving their property’s energy […]

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Do you know how much your appliances cost to run?

  • Landlords |

3 October 2017

Did you know that an annual gas and electricity bill for a 3 bedroom house in the uk costs on average £1600  a year and about £500 less for a 2 bedroom house and £500 more, for a 4 bedroom house. We all try and save money and energy where we can.  The first step to saving money is […]

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4 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy A New Boiler

  • Landlords |

3 October 2017

Buying a new boiler is a big and expensive decision, which is why, we want to make sure that you make the best possible choice.     Read on for some important facts that can help you reach a smart purchase. The importance of a reliable new boiler The more reliable your new boiler, the less money […]

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What is a Gas Safety Check?

  • Landlords |

3 October 2017

Back to Basics, read on, for everything you need to know about  Gas Safety Checks: Owners of residential rented  properties, for example landlords are required by law, to arrange for a gas inspection of any gas appliances in their property.  This is known as a Gas Safety Check.  This should be performed by a Gas Safe registered engineer every […]

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Millions of households put at risk

  • Landlords |

4 October 2017

Below is a link to a very interesting article from the Gas safe register about illegal gas fitters https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/news/news-2016/more-than-a-million-households-put-at-risk-by-illegal-gas-fitters/

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Asbestos Regulations

  • Landlords |

4 October 2017

Below is a link to an article from the gov.uk about regulations for Asbestos within a commercial property.   https://www.gov.uk/who-is-responsible-for-asbestos-found-in-my-commercial-property  

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Fire Safety regulations for Landlords

  • Landlords |

4 October 2017

Important legislation which impact fire safety within dwellings https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/guides/housing_act/firesafety.shtml

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Landlords responsibilities for private renters

  • Landlords |

4 October 2017

https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/your-landlords-safety-responsibilities

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