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Changes to Landlords' Gas Safety Records implemented

10 April 2018

Updates to Regulation 36 of the gas servicing requirements of the Landlords' Gas Safety Records (LGSR) went live last week, designed to provide landlords with greater flexibility in carrying out annual checks.

Schedules for safety checks can now be arranged on an MOT-style basis to allow for more efficient scheduling, according to the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM).

The "long-awaited" changes are the result of years of campaigning by the AGSM, Corgi Technical Services and Homegroup.

As a result, landlords will be able to implemented better processes of carrying out legally-required gas safety checks on rented properties and also provide occupants with greater certainty over when these will be carried out.

AGSM chief executive officer Claire Heyes said the carrying out of LGSR checks were "one of the biggest challenges our members face".

"We worked closely with the HSE on the benefits of the new MOT-style servicing scheme which is already being actioned by many of our member organisations.

"Working closely with our determined and dedicated members, we have taken the industry forward and I couldn't be prouder of our achievements," said Ms Heyes.

Although not compulsory, the new scheme offers "significant advantages" to landlords, occupants and their contractors, said the AGSM.

Gas servicing can now be carried out up to two months prior to the anniversary of the previous year, whilst retaining the current expiry date.

Further details are available from the AGSM website.

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