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Gas and electrical servicing

The Council's responsibilities

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 require the Council to carry out gas safety checks on any gas appliances and pipes we provide at a property at least once every 12 months. T

The Council has an electrical installation condition reports (EICR) on all its properties. Every property is inspected every 5 to 10 years depending on the age of the current electrical installation.

If you do not give us access, you are preventing us from carrying out our legal obligation contained within the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and you are in breach of your tenancy agreement.

Tenant responsibilities

As a tenant, it is your responsibility to allow our engineer access to your home, clear access to appliances and gas/electric meter, to keep appointments that are made for your annual gas service, or contact us to rearrange an appointment you cannot keep (please refer to your tenancy agreement for further information). If you need to rearrange a gas servicing appointment, please contact us.

If you do not telephone to make an alternative appointment, we will cap your gas supply where possible, or commence with legal action to gain entry to your home. You will be liable for all associated costs.

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