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The difference between boiler servicing and landlord checks

Landlord checks and boiler servicing may seem pretty similar but have some key differences- the main difference being who is required to get them done. As a landlord, it is important you need to know what you are required to carry out on your properties. And it can be useful for homeowners to know too. Keep reading to find out more. 

Landlord/Gas Safety checks

As a landlord, your tenants' safety is your responsibility- so you are required to carry out gas safety checks every year. 

During a gas safety check, all the gas appliances and flues in the property will be serviced. This includes the boiler, gas cooker, gas stove, gas fire and any other gas appliances you have supplied. Once all of the appliances have passed the check, you will be presented with landlords certificates, which are physical proof of the checks being carried out. 

As a general rule, homeowners are not required to have the same standard of checks carried out, unless the home is shared with live-in staff or lodgers, for example. 

Boiler servicing

Annual boiler servicing means only the boiler unit itself is checked, rather than every gas appliance in your home. Boiler servicing is not a legal obligation, although it is recommended you get it serviced every year. This helps to keep your home safe and your boiler working efficiently. It is not necessary for you to get every gas appliance in your home serviced, although you may feel you would like this done. If so, give our gas engineers a call today to find out more.

With boiler servicing, every component is checked thoroughly for any damages and cleaned to remove any visible dirt or debris. These checks help to identify any weak spots or potential leaks, as well as find any components in need or replacing or repairing. Any remedial action that is required will be carried out, or a follow-up appointment will be arranged.

Need a landlord check or boiler service in Ashford Kent?

Whatever gas service your home or property requires, our team are happy to help. We carry out a range of services across Ashford, Kent- also covering Tenterden, Maidstone, Canterbury, Margate, Romney Marsh and East Sussex. For a team of qualified and professional gas engineers, come to Boiler on the Blink! To find out more information, or to arrange a quote, give us a call on 07768 618877, fill out the contact form on our website, or email us at