An annual gas safety certification

“You are responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer”

5-year Electrical Test Certificate undertaken by professional

“The law says that you must make sure all your electrical installations are safe, and checked every 5 years”
OVO Energy

Annual chimney sweeping

“HETAS encourage having your chimney swept at least twice a year when burning wood or bituminous house coal and at least once a year when burning smokeless fuels”

Fire Risk Assessment

It is advisable to provide interlinked smoked detectors to each floor and to provide a CO² detector, fire blanket, and smoke/heat alarms

A Fire Risk Assessment should be undertaken and a copy left in the property

Access Statement

An access statement should be made available to guests to ensure the property is suitable for their needs before booking

The document should be clear, honest, and highlight any areas that could cause access issues for some visitors.

If you have concerns, we can help put all of the above in place

“If you are planning to run a holiday let, it is crucial that you understand your legal obligations. Covering everything from fire safety to property insurance, there’s a number of legislations that you must adhere to, in order to ensure the safety of you, your guests, and potential employees.”
– Holiday Cottage Mortgages

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