Protecting Your Boiler With Home Emergency Cover

Most home emergency insurance add-ons, provide some cover for boiler and heating repairs but watch out for seasonal restrictions – Axa, for example, doesn’t cover you between May and August. While claims can be limited to £500, this should usually be enough. The most common problems with boilers and...

Landlord Home Emergency Cover

Some things don’t fall under the landlord’s home emergency cover. Such as: If you have a boiler older than 15 years, it may not be covered.Any damage that happens within 48 hours of taking out a policy is usually not covered. Policies take at least 14 days to become active.The...
In general, tenants do not have the right to withhold rent if the landlord does not carry out repairs. Doing so could jeopardise the tenant's right to remain in the accommodation. In certain circumstances, however, a tenant can pay for repairs and deduct the cost from future rent.
24 hours. Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a tenant has the right to expect a landlord to carry out repairs in a 'reasonable time'. If it's an emergency repair as there is no heating or hot water, a landlord should fix this in 24...
Warm tenants make for happy tenants. What’s more, landlords have a legal responsibility under the 1985 Tenancy Act “to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water.” Faulty boilers and plumbing can cause serious problems for landlords. In fact, damage caused by...
The Landlord Association advised its members with more than 20,000 boiler issues between October 1st and Jan 5th. More than 9,000 boilers needed replacing with 55% organising a repair or short term fix. (figures accurate as of 09th Jan 2021). A Full results document can be provided by emailing...

Gas Safety & Maintenance – Dealing With Tenants

What information do I have to give my tenants? You must issue the latest gas safety check record to: existing tenants within 28 days of the gas safety check record being completed; and to new tenants before they move in. How can I provide the information? If your tenant is happy and...

Gas Appliances – Landlord Maintenance

The requirement for landlords to provide domestic gas maintenance is distinct from the requirement for keeping gas safety records. Effective maintenance of appliances usually involves an ongoing programme of regular/periodic inspections, together with any necessary remedial work. In the absence of specific manufacturer’s instructions, effective maintenance should include as a...

Gas Safety Certificates – Overview

Gas safety check records and what to keep What has to be recorded? As a minimum, the record of a gas safety check must contain: a description of and the location of each appliance or flue checked the name, registration number and signature of the individual carrying out the check the...
The TLA Landlord Boiler Statistics 2020/21. A Collation of data between September 28th 2020 - January 4th 2021. TLA.co.uk landlords have reported a 58% increase in home energy usage by their tenants as well as significant increases in the levels of repairs and replacements for boilers. Energy usage is up...
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