Health and Safety Considerations for Tenants

Landlords Property Guide As a landlord, Health and Safety considerations for the tenants of your commercial property are essential. Read our guide to find out all the relevant points you need to satisfy for the Health and Safety checks of your commercial property.

Commercial Property Health and Safety points to be Considered

It is your responsibility as a landlord to ensure the safety of your tenant. Your responsibilities include:

Gas safety

Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it is your duty to ensure the safety of all gas appliances if you let on a licence or serviced office basis. The areas to be checked include fittings, flues and pipework. These must be checked every year (annual gas safety check) for the safety of tenants. A copy of the gas safety certificate must be made available for the tenant inspection.

Electrical equipment

Although you are not required by law to get your electrical appliances tested, it is highly recommended that you to undertake this in order to ensure the safety of the tenant, and it is required when letting on a licence or serviced office basis.

Fire alarms

It is a legal requirement for all properties built after 1992 to be fitted with mains-powered smoke alarms. This is not a legal requirement for older buildings. However it is highly recommended that you provide at least a battery operated smoke alarm. Tenants occupying under lease are responsible for their own Health and Safety appraisals.

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