We would like to update our tenants on our current position with regards to carrying out annual gas servicing in our tenanted properties. We had suspended our forced access procedure for those tenants who were not providing access during the period when the Scottish Government had suspended all non-emergency works due to Covid-19. Now that a normal service has resumed for all categories of work, this includes re-instating our forced access procedure where required. We do realise that some tenants may still test positive and would prefer not to provide access under these circumstances, however, the Association will insist on access and force access where required as we are obliged to carry out our statutory obligations.
Our gas contractor has advised that their engineers will attend wearing the appropriate PPE and would ask that the tenant remain in another room from where the engineer is working.
Please do not ignore any letters requesting access for your annual gas service as this is for you and your neighbours’ safety. This process will remain in place unless the Scottish Government changes their position on what works cannot be undertaken.