31st July 2015
Engineers from Ignite Gas Care, based in Horsforth, have just carried out their 10,000th gas safety check as tough new laws come into force across the rented sector.
The achievement comes as landlords and letting agents brace themselves for new legislation which will makes it compulsory from October for all their properties to have carbon monoxidemonitors for each solid fuel appliance. In addition, smoke detectors will also have to be fitted on every floor with a living space.
The private rental sector is already under pressure to meet another new law which demands a risk assessment is performed on all hot and cold water systems to pinpoint any threat of contamination by the Legionella bacteria.
Ignite has taken on additional staff, invested in extra training and equipment, and is moving to bigger premises in Horsforth to ensure it has the capacity and capability to meet the expected surge in demand for its services arising from these new safety requirements.
“As the rental market continues to grow, so do the responsibilities of landlords and letting agents for making sure their properties have the ultimate protection in home safety,” said Jon Oldroyd, managing director of Ignite.
“Landlords and letting agents know that failure to carry out these checks can lead to severe financial penalties and, just as importantly, deliver long-lasting harm to their reputation in what is a competitive marketplace.”
He added: “The 10,000th gas safety check is an important milestone for us as it underlines the depth of our experience and expertise. We’ve now added to that by recruiting extra staff and further strengthening our training programme so all our engineers are equipped with the very latest skills and knowledge.
“Our ability to provide all checks in a 'one-stop' service, minimising disruption to tenants and providing better value-for-money to landlords, is a big advantage.
“The expected increase in demand has also prompted us to look for a bigger base and I am delighted that we have been able to secure premises that enable us, and jobs, to stay in Horsforth.”
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Ignite Gas provides a wide variety of gas related services to individual home-owners, companies, landlords, letting agents, Housing Associations and Local Authorities throughout the Yorkshire region.
‘ Tony from Ignite was here (quite excellent again -they are brilliant, really) -he has sorted things out and will put it in his report to you.Warren January 2018
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‘ Thank you so much for that and please pass on to management how polite, helpful and totally competent Mark the engineer was, would totally recommend him and …Neil Slater October 2017
‘ I want to write and express my great thanks to Tony Valentine for attending to the job at such short notice today. He was prompt, friendly and approachable and …Sun Park April 2017
‘ I would just like to take this opportunity to say how great this experience has been considering we were without heating or hot water. Nick and the other …Mary Baulk April 2017
‘ Many thanks for efficiently arranging this. Our boiler works perfectly now. Your guy was very prompt, courteous, effective and cleared up after himself very …B Posmyk March 2017
‘ The tenants did note that your representative was really great, turned up on time, was really professional and even cleaned up everything afterwards - they …Tracey March 2017
‘ Hi Jon, I just wanted to let you know how pleased Ross & I are with the service we receive from Ignite. We are using the portal whenever possible which is …Christine February 2017