Gas Safety Certificates for Landlords and Homebuyers
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Gas Safety Certificates for Landlords
If your a landlord renting out property then you should know it’s a legal requirement to obtain annual landlord gas safety certificates (CP12) for all gas appliances and flues used within your rented accommodation.
This certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of a gas safety check, to make sure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use by tenants, which can only be carried out by a registered Gas-Safe engineer.
Consequences of No Gas Safety Certificate
The consequences of not having gas safety checks and certificates are very serious as should non-compliance lead to death from carbon monoxide poisoning or due to unsafe gas appliance supply or gas leaks, the landlord could be charged with the criminal offence of manslaughter.
Also, failure to produce a valid certificate can result in the following:
- Invalidation of property insurance
- Liability for expensive claims
- Heavy fines
A copy of the gas safety certificate must be given to a tenant within 28 days of issue and the tenant should retain this for two years from the point of testing. This retention period will ensure compliance and proof of a landlord’s legal gas safety requirements.
Gas Safety Certificates for Homebuyers
Get peace of mind when selling or buying a home with a gas safety certificate.
IF YOU’RE A SELLER: A gas safety certificate removes doubt from potential purchasers to the suitability of the gas installation
IF YOU’RE A SURVEYOR OR CONVEYANCER: Your clients may need gas installations tested prior to purchasing a property
IF YOU’RE A BUYER: discover gas supply defects prior to purchase so you can obtain an estimated cost of boiler repair or new boiler installation (and perhaps get more leverage on negotiations)
Get peace of mind, knowing that a professional gas safety engineer has provided a thorough gas inspection.
Gas safety certificates can be issued for a number of gas appliances including:
Central Heating Systems
Gas Safety Certificate Inspections for Boilers & Gas Appliances
Our Gas-Safe engineers are qualified to carry out safety inspections and checks on boilers and central heating systems, as well as write up ‘Home Buyer’ reports. Our Gas safety inspections include:
Central heating system tightness ‘gas leak’ tests
Gas appliance tightness checks
Standing and working pressure at meter and appliances
Burner pressure and gas rate checks against manufacturer data
A review of adequate ventilation
Flue flow testing for combustion product removal
Confirmation that flame failure devices are fully operational
Boiler system defect checks
Checks for unsafe operation or installation
Flue installation and ventilation standards compliance
Gas-Safe Registered Engineers
Our qualified plumbers are Gas-Safe registered to carry out inspection checks. They carry identification (ID) and are fully uniformed. You can trust us to carry out gas safety inspections and plumbing work in a friendly, professional manner – at all times.
To obtain a gas safety inspection certificate or to book a gas inspection, please contact us today.
If you’ve already had a gas safety check carried out and your gas appliance has failed, one of our specialists will be happy to advise you on the best course of action to take and the options available to you.
How it works:
We agree a date and time to suit your schedule.
We will call you when our gas-safe registered engineer is on their way, so that you can be ready for their arrival.
Our engineers will arrive at the agreed time, show identification and be wearing our official Advanced Heating & Plumbing uniform.
We will answer any questions and give you our expert advice throughout the whole process.
We know that having strangers in your home can be uncomfortable, so we’ll do our best to put you and your family at ease.
Ongoing Annual Gas Safety Certificate Inspections
If you would like to discuss ongoing annual gas safety certificate inspections, please let the engineer know and he will provide a no-obligation quote.
If you’re without hot water or heating and urgently need an electric boiler repaired or a new system installed, please contact us – we can have an engineer with you same day, at a very competitive cost. We will talk you through your options, offer expert advice or provide a quotation that’s easy on your pocket
What They Say
Tony also serviced and mended my old boiler (old in 1990) until parts were impossible to find, always fast, accurate, and successful in keeping it going until 2013. I was most impressed when he also rang the gas board because of poor pressure and made sure that they would come out ans fix things too (I got a new meter).
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