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Landlord checks VS Boiler servicing

Are you a landlord wanting to check your legal requirements when it comes to gas safety? Or are you a homeowner unsure of how to keep your home safe? This blog post contains a guide explaining the differences between landlord checks and boiler servicing, as well as explaining who are required to carry them out. Our team of gas engineers carry both out, so if you want to book your property or home in today, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Landlord/ gas safety checks

The terms landlord checks and gas safety checks mean the same thing, so don't be confused if you see them being called different names. As the name suggests, these are required annually by landlords. 

Landlord checks include all of the gas appliances supplied by you (gas boiler, gas cooker, gas hob, gas fire, etc.) being thoroughly inspected. The inspection ensures they are working efficiently and safely and your tenants are not at risk. When your appliances pass their inspections, you will be presented with landlord certificates. These are physical proof that your properties are gas safe for another year.

Homeowners are not required to carry out landlord checks unless your home is shared with lodgers or live in staff. 

Boiler servicing

Boiler servicing is not required by law for homeowners, although is the best way to keep your home safe and efficient. Ideally, your boiler should be serviced by a gas engineer every year. During a boiler service, every component is checked thoroughly for leaks or weak spots, as well as being cleaned carefully. 

If any parts are in need of replacing or repairing, this will be carried out by your gas engineer as soon as possible.

Boiler servicing keeps your boiler operating safely for another year, as well as making sure it isn't wasting an excessive amount of energy and money.

Need a landlord check or boiler servicing in Coventry?

Our team offer landlord checks and boiler servicing across Coventry, Rugby and Lutterworth. For all your domestic gas needs, why not come to Home Heating UK? Our team are the best in the business when it comes to gas safety, so we guarantee you are in safe hands! Need more information, or want to book in today? Give us a call on 07480 245 506 / 07450 396 141, fill out the contact form on our website, or email us at We hope to hear from you soon.