Every rented property must have a CP12 gas safety check. This is a legal obligation to be completed each year. This gas safety check has to be conducted on each gas appliance at your property.
Furthermore, Dulwich Plumber Limited are ready 365 days of the year to issue gas safety checks and gas safety certificates. We’ll often work with landlords and tenants. We are happy to fit around their day-to-day arrangements.
As a landlord, it is your responsibility to have the gas safety check performed for the safety of your tenants. Your liabilities relate to appliances and flues in properties that are both
residential and occupied too. You must guarantee that appliances are working properly and protect against the risks of carbon monoxide.
Are you a landlord and want to know which appliances have to have a gas safety certificate? Please call our that experts today or contact us to enquire.
When it comes to gas, as a landlord, it is your responsibility for the safe living of your tenants. You have to make sure that each gas appliance is working in a safe and correct way.
Therefore, each rental premises with any gas appliance (gas hob, boiler, gas fire etc.) should have a Gas Safety Certificate. Only a registered engineer who is part of the Gas Safe Register can issue these. The Gas Certificates are valid for 1 year, starting from the date of issuance. Additionally, our technicians are all on this register, so you can always be assured by our expertise.
The Gas Safe Register took over from CORGI (Council for Registered Gas Installers) as the one legally recognisable gas safety register in the UK. This happened on the 1st April, 2009.
Not having a gas safety certificate means you could be risking a potential prison term or hefty fine as a result.
Penalties for not having a gas safety certificate often depend on the context and severity of the case. A landlord in 2012 was prosecuted as a result of one such incident. This came after it was found that a gas cooker on his tenancy was dangerous. Luckily, no-one came to any harm by the landlord’s negligence, but he was fined £2,000 as a result – and had to pay the costs of £3,000
The ‘general’ penalty for failure to have a gas safety certificate is a fine of £6,000 per item and / or six months imprisonment. Consequently, you would be fined for three items: gas boiler, cooker and fire.
Therefore, three times £6,000 – equalling £18,000.
As you may already be aware, landlords of shorthold tenancies must serve a Gas Safety Certificate on their tenants. This should happen prior to the commencement of the tenancy (unless there is no gas at the property). If these rules aren’t adhered to, then a valid section 21 notice cannot be served.
How does this affect you?
It is important that you always serve the Gas Safety Certificate on your tenants before the keys are given out. (For extra safety, ensure you serve the EPC as well. That’s because this is another updated Section 21 prerequisite).
The ideal way to store these files would be by asking the tenants to sign and date a copy of the document. Be sure that the date of this receipt is before the tenancy has begun. Another way to prove service would be by having the tenants complete the signature process electronically. Whichever method you go for, be sure to safely keep all the details and copies. This is so as to prove service at a later date if needed.
Your legal obligations are covered easily and cheaply, due to our efficient gas safe services. Moreover, we’ll the job done with the minimum of fuss. We’ll only ever use engineers that are on the Gas Safe register, so why not give us a shout? This way, you can have peace of mind that your property is in safe hands.
Our team are always around to help with your inquiries. Book in your gas service engineer now!
Your legal duties as a landlord apply to all gas appliances that you own. Furthermore, this relates to appliances the tenants use at your property. Is the tenant supplying their own gas appliances? If so, you are responsible for installing parts and piping work. However, you are not responsible for the appliance itself.
You can easily check the full guidance for this. Simply look up the regulation 36(3) of the HSE Approved Code of Practice. Specifically, this would relate to the duties of landlords in regards to safety checks.
Once the gas safety check is done, our technician will issue you with a CP12 certificate. This is proof that every appliance is safe to use. Give your tenant a copy of the certificate within 28 days of its receipt. Once issued, you must store a copy of it for 2 years.
Our Gas Safety inspections tests include:
• System soundness test, to check that there aren’t any gas leaks in the property.
• Standing and working pressure check.
• A ventilation check.
• Search into any indication of unsafe operation and report to the accountable person.
• Flue flow test, to safeguard elimination of products of combustion.
• Safeguarding acceptable operation of all flame failure devices
• Appliance check for gas soundness.
• Burner pressure/gas rate monitored, alongside manufacturer’s data plate.
• Checks for any installation faults that don’t obey present guidelines.
Please note that we charge £69 for landlord certificates for up to 2 gas appliances (gas boiler + gas hob for example). Any additional gas appliance costs £30 (gas fireplace for example).
We have been carrying out gas safety checks and issuing gas safety certificates for many years now. Moreover, our team are more than happy to handle any query you need to raise. So, if you are a resident in the Dulwich or South East London area, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Book in your gas safety check today!
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