When installing a communal heating system in your block of flats, there are a number of requirements to meet and things to consider before you begin. Communal heating systems can be a convenient way for landlords to gain better control over their heating system and cutting costs, whilst being good for the environment.
In the unfortunate event that something was to go wrong with your communal heating system, huge damage could be cause and a building insurance for your block of flats can help provide landlords with sufficient reassurance and security.
If you are thinking of installing a communal heating system and require advice about how to manage a block of flats, read a useful guide for everything you need to know:
A communal heating system involves distribution of heat across a building, such as a block of flats, from one central source. To be eligible for communal heating system regulations, the building must be occupied by two or more paying customers, i.e. tenants, of heating, cooling or hot water for individual use in their own living space.
Here is a brief summary of how landlords must comply to certain requirements in order to offer a communal heating system. See the full list of requirements that landlords are required to meet. These requirements enable landlords to provide more accurate heating bills for their tenants, but also allow tenants to have more control over their heating use.
The following heating installations would comply with communal heating system regulations:
A meter usually costs around £450, alongside the data system and installation costs. They will last up to ten years.
Damage caused by an issue associated with the communal heating system such as burst pipes could be devastating. A quality blocks of flat insurance policy could be a great way for landlords to provide protection from damage that could be caused as a result.
For more information about block of flat building insurance and a guide on how to manage a block of flats with a communal heating system, get in touch by calling 0800 731 6242 to speak to a member of our team.