Landlord Gas Safety

LANDLORD GAS SAFETY

It is a legal requirement for landlords to have all the gas appliances in a rented property tested for safety every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Our Gas Safe engineers are qualified to carry out gas safety inspections and issue certificates. If the appliance requires repairs or servicing, this work can usually be carried out during the same visit at a reduced cost.

Upon completion of all necessary safety checks you will be issued with a certificate. This certificate will be proof that all appliances are safe to use. A copy will need to be given to your tenant within 28 days of being issued and you will also need to retain a copy for two years.

All safety inspections include:
  • Full system ‘Tightness’ test to confirm no gas leaks in property
  • Appliance check for gas Tightness
  • Standing and working pressure check
  • Burner pressure/gas rate checked against manufacturer’s data plate/manual
  • Ventilation check
  • Flue flow test to ensure removal of products of combustion
  • Ensuring satisfactory operation of all flame failure devices
  • Checks for any installation defects that don’t comply with current regulations
  • Investigation into any evidence of unsafe operation and report to the responsible person

Failure to produce valid gas safety certificates (CP12) can result in prosecution, and can also nullify your property insurance, which in turn means you may be liable for potentially expensive civil claims. The landlord is responsible for this aspect of their tenants safety, and if non compliance were to lead to a death from carbon monoxide poisoning the landlord could be charged with manslaughter.