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Landlords unaware of gas safety certificate requirement

Research conducted by Saga Home Insurance has found a quarter of UK landlords aged 50 and above has yet to obtain the mandatory Gas Safety Certificate for their rental properties, the Economic Voice has reported.

Buy-to-let is an increasingly popular investment choice, particularly among the over 50s.

However, many of these landlords who are just beginning to let properties may be unaware of the laws and regulations around doing so.

Landlords have a duty of care towards their tenants and part of this is ensuring that the gas system and appliances in the property to be let are safe to use and this requirement is laid down in legislation.

The requirement also continues throughout the period the property is let out to tenants.

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