Handyman Solutions take care of all your property maintenance issues.
After our initial call out we report issues back to you and offer the best options for repair.
We also look after several properties for landlords who live overseas
We advise you on current Legislation requirements, including window restrictors, smoke alarms, CO2 alarms.
We also core drill vents to walls in accordance with legislation and fit extractors to bathrooms.
Are you a Landlord or Letting Agent?
You may not be aware that New Housing Standards Regulations for Rental Properties came into effect on 1st July 2017. The HOUSING (STANDARDS FOR RENTED HOUSES) REGULATIONS 2017 add to the previously existing standards and will in turn be backed up by increased levels of inspections and enforcement as per the Government’s rental strategy.
The regulations cover the following areas:
- Structural Condition
- Fire Safety
- Sanitary Facilities
- Food Preparation and Storage and Laundry
- Refuse Facilities
- Gas, Oil and Electricity Installations
How does this affect you?
Smoke and CO2 alarms
Every rental property must now be fitted with
- Carbon monoxide alarms (CO2)
- A Fire Blanket
- Two 10 year lithium battery smoke alarms or mains wired smoke alarms
- Not regulatory but advisable, a Fire Extinguisher
Where a window has an opening section through which a person may fall, and the bottom of the opening section is more than 1400mm above external ground level, suitable safety restrictors shall be fitted.
Safety restrictors shall restrain the window sufficiently to prevent such falls.
“Every room used, or intended for use, by the tenant of the house as a habitable room shall have adequate ventilation”.
This implies rooms should have external or mechanical ventilation.
All means of ventilation shall be maintained in good repair and working order.
“Adequate ventilation shall be provided for the removal of water vapour from every kitchen and bathroom.”
Sufficient mechanical extractor fans in bathrooms and in kitchen areas over cookers should be installed.
What can Handyman Solutions do for you?
If you would like any further information or would like any advice please do not hesitate to contact Colm today
We have tailor made packages available to suit the requirements of your property.
- Supply and install recommended smoke alarms, CO2 alarm, Fire blanket & Fire Extinguisher (note: Fire blanket and Extinguisher will be fixed to the wall)
- Core drill vents externally, finishing with Louvre vents on the interior & exterior
- Fit or upgrade existing Bathroom fan