A boiler service will include of a full check of a gas boiler. The engineer will assess the physical condition of the boiler, installation pipework, air vents and any flues for wear and tear. They will carry out performance tests and take any necessary remedial action.
Gas Safe highly recommends boilers should be serviced regularly. Servicing your gas boiler regularly will make sure they are safe to use. It will also maintain your boiler efficiency, performance and also some boiler makes such as Valliant require an annual service to validate the warranty.
You should always check with your boiler’s manufacturer, but usually when you buy and install a boiler, its first service must be done 12 months after installation in order to validate your warranty. You should then have it serviced at least every 12 months after this.
The landlord is responsible for servicing a rental property’s boiler. The Landlord and Tenant Act (1985) states that landlords keep in good repair and working order installations that supply water, gas, and electricity, as well as sanitation systems. In the same way, landlords are also responsible for space heating and water heating systems.
The only exception to the landlord’s responsibility is when damage has been caused to the boiler, specifically by the tenant through mistreatment. It’s also the tenant’s responsibility to keep the heating running when necessary and to report any problems to the landlord straight away.
There’s no standard time period. It depends on the quality of the boiler and how well it’s been looked after. If a landlord has invested in an A+ rated condensing boiler and made sure it’s been regularly serviced, the appliance should last for around 15 years, or perhaps even longer. Most boilers do break down from time to time, however, especially during the cold British winter, so make sure you’re covered for all eventualities
Flowteck provides the Buy to Let Landlord access to qualified, competent Gas Safety and Electrical engineers to carry out inspections on their property.