New change to Regulation 36 comes into force which introduces MOT-style servicing for landlords
After years of campaigning, the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM), along with campaign partners CORGI Technical Services and Homegroup, are celebrating as the long-awaited change to Regulation 36 comes into force.
As of the 6th April 2018, Landlords’ Gas Safety Records can be carried out on a more flexible ‘MOT-style’ schedule, giving landlords greater flexibility in carrying out regulatory annual gas safety checks allowing more efficient scheduling and a greater focus on hard to access and hard to reach properties.
The new MOT-style of servicing is not compulsory, and therefore Landlords are not obligated to implement the new scheme, however it does offer significant advantages for landlords, tenants and contractors. Under the new scheme, gas servicing can be completed up to two months before the anniversary of the previous check whilst retaining the existing expiry date. Currently, to ensure compliance, many organisations operate a four or eight-week access process to try and minimise the potential for repeat servicing and the extra costs involved, whilst making sure that safety checks are completed in good time. ...