Landlords & Homeowners: Be Gas Safe

Heating engineers will carry out a Landlord/HomeownerGas Safety Check and provide the customer with two copies of the written and signed Landlord/HomeownerGas Safety Record.

Essential Advice for Landlords or Homeowners

Heating engineers will carry out a Landlord/HomeownerGas Safety Check and provide the customer with two copies of the written and signed Landlord/HomeownerGas Safety Record.

Gas Safety Check is as defined in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

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The homeowner or landlord will need to provide the make, model, serial number and GC number if possible when communication with your desired plumber.

It is important when arranging a service or repair that you provide the user manual and service manual to ensure service and repair is carried out to manufacturer’s instructions.

If missing, plumbers are usually able to obtain most common manuals (subject to availability from the manufacturer) for a nominal fee or free if in PDF form.

Landlord safety inspection:

Landlord Gas Safety Inspection / Certificate CP12 has to be issued every 12 months annually by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer, as well as before a tenancy starts and on a tenant change.

It is a legal document which gives information on the gas appliances and installation at the time of inspection and was working lawfully and within normal parameters.

It is a requirement that all gas appliances owned by the landlord are listed even new appliances. Once a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection / Certificate CP12 has been completed it has to give to the tenant within 28 days of issue or on the start of a tenancy.

As well as A Landlord Gas Safety Inspection / Certificate CP12 it is important to note that landlords have a duty of care towards there appliances to make sure they are regularly maintained and kept in good working order.

Landlords, Letting Agents and Homeowners should be aware that a Gas Safety Check is not the same as having an appliance service.

The Gas Safety Check is for gas safety purposes only in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Flues will be inspected visually and checked for the satisfactory evacuation of products of combustion. A detailed internal inspection of the flue integrity, construction and lining will not be carried out.

The Gas Safety Check examines the 4 main safety features for the gas appliances inspected:    

·         Effectiveness of any flue.

·         Supply of combustion air.

·         Operating pressure or heat input, or where necessary, both.

·         Operation so as to ensure the safe functioning of the appliance.

Whether the property is privately owned or rented as standard practice during the Gas Safety Check, it is also recommended that the soundness of the whole gas system, including the installation pipework, visual inspection of the gas pipework and meter installation is tested.

The visual inspections are restricted to what can be accessed and seen without the removal of any materials such as carpets, wall coverings, floorboards, panels etc.

In issuing Landlord/Homeowner Gas Safety Records, you are legally required to follow the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

This means that when inspecting a customers property, appliances that are unsafe are identified.

It is legally required to issue a Landlord/Homeowner Gas Safety Record stating that appliances are Unsafe to Use and to issue a Warning Notice.

Always use a Gas Safe Registered Engineer. Be gas safe.

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