Gas Safety Rental Service

If you’re a rental provider or landlord you are legally required to ensure your property’s electrical and gas appliances and fittings are safe to use.
Selected Heating and Cooling can carry out a comprehensive safety check of your property and give you the peace of mind you need. Through our checks, we can ensure there are no electrical faults, gas leaks, carbon monoxide leaks and other hazards.

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New Gas and Electricity Safety Check Laws

As a rental provider, it’s important to understand your legal obligations. Residential landowners and rental providers are required to ensure their property or properties are compliant with gas and electrical safety laws. As of March 29 2021, under the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act you will need to get a gas safety check and electrical safety check every two years. This is specifically Type A Appliance Servicing for both gas and electrical appliances. For more information on appliance servicing, see Energy Safe Victoria.

Our Services

Gas Safety Check

The gas safety check package includes everything you need to keep your property safe from hazardous gases, including gas leaks, carbon monoxide, and smoke. It includes checks for your main gas line and appliances, as well as your smoke detector.

Our gas safety check includes:

  • Safety check of type A gas appliances
  • Gas leak testing
  • Gas mains and installation testing
  • Carbon Monoxide testing
  • Gas Appliance and Smoke Alarm Servicing

Electrical Safety Check

Our electrical check covers the safety of your electrical appliances, electrical fittings, and any other installations. This includes polarity checks, testing the earth loop and checks for all your power points and lights.

Our electrical safety check includes:

  • Safety Check of Type A Electrical Appliances
  • Main Earthing System Testing
  • RCD Testing
  • Switchboard Testing
  • Electrical Fittings and Fixtures Testing

Comprehensive Safety Check

Our comprehensive test is designed to cover every aspect of your property, providing a complete testing solution. If you haven’t had testing in the last 2 years, this service will get you up to speed and ensure your property is safe.

It includes:

  • A Full 10 Point Safety Check
  • Negative Pressure Test
  • Carbon Monoxide Spill Test
  • Smoke Alarm Operation Check and Battery Replacement
  • Everything from our Electrical and Gas Tests

All our services come with a complete report after completion detailing the results from each part of the test as well as instruction on any action you may need to take.

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Safety Testing Has Never Been Easier

We don’t lock our customers in with annual pricing packages or contracts. From the price to the service itself, what you see is what you get. Additionally, you only pay once the work is complete. Call today and our team will take care of everything to ensure you’re compliant and up to date with all local regulations.

Licensed Heating and Cooling Experts

As heating and cooling experts, we employ a team of licensed electricians and gas fitters. When it comes to testing, we know our way around a home and can provide you with all the services you need to ensure your property is safe and compliant. If you’re not sure you’re required to get a test, or you want to learn more, discuss your needs with our team today. With years of experience behind us and a team of professional, licensed technicians, we can answer any questions you have and provide the services you need.

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Book Your Test Today

If you need testing for your property, call Selected Heating and Cooling today to discuss your needs with an expert. With years of experience behind us and a team of licensed professionals, we can give you complete peace of mind and ensure you’re legally covered. Call now to book and for a detailed quote.

FAQ

What gas appliances do you test?

We can test everything from gas ovens and stoves to gas log fires, heaters, BBQs and more.

How does the service work?

Choose your package and a specialist will come out to your property. Once the safety checks are complete we’ll prepare your report. You only pay when you receive your report.

When will you come to carry out the tests?

We can carry out the services at your next possible convenience or at the scheduled time.

I’ve already had a smoke alarm/electrical/gas check, can I get a discount?

Yes, however, we may calculate a different price based on the comprehensiveness of the service you received and whether we have to add anything else to your service to make up for it.

Why do I need to get a check every two years?

Getting a check every two years, as well as being legally required, is the best way to make sure everything is in order and reduce risk. Your appliances, fittings and pipes naturally age and degrade over time. NBo matter how good the installation was, they will become damaged at some point and require repairs, whether that’s now or in 20 years time.

Changes to Gas Safety & Compliance Legislation

As of March 29 2021, changes to the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (Vic) have become law. This means that all landlords in Victoria now have an additional duty of care to their tenants and are obligate to conduct regular safety checks of the appliances in their properties.

A qualified professional must test the gas appliances in your property once every two years, completing a check for carbon monoxide and a test of all gas fittings and installations.

In accordance with the new legislation and regulations:

The rental provider must ensure a gas safety check of all gas installations and fittings is conducted every 2 years by a licensed or registered gasfitter. (The gasfitter will require a license/registration for ‘Type A Servicing’)

The rental provider must provide the renter with the date of the most recent safety check upon request

If a gas safety check has not been conducted within the last 2 years the rental provider must arrange one as soon as practicable upon a renter occupying the premises.

This gas safety check must come with a record that features the name of the licensed or registered gasfitter who carried out the check, their license or registration number, and the date the check was carried out. The report should also include the results of the check, including any repairs that were made and any action taken now, or action to be taken in the future to rectify the issues identified.

For more information about these changes, talk to a member of our team today.

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