Gas Safety Certificate For Landlords
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What is a Gas Safety Certificate?
A Gas safety Certificate, also commonly referred to as a Gas safety Record, is a document that confirms a Gas Safety check has been performed on gas appliances by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer in the property you are letting.
The Gas Safety Certificate looks like this:
This document will confirm that gas appliances are safe to use.
Which Gas Appliances should be checked?
Any gas appliance that the landlord supplies with the property MUST be safety checked. This includes appliances such as gas ovens, gas ovens, and hand held appliances that use gas.
If the tenant brings their own gas appliance into the property, it is not the landlords responsibility to ensure they are gas safe.
Do I need a Gas Safety Certificate?
Yes, it is the law.
The Gas Safety Regulations 1998 place a statutory duty on all landlords of residential property to ensure that all gas appliances, pipe work and flues are maintained in a safe condition.
How often do I need to renew my gas safety inspection?
Gas Safety Certificate’s last for 12 months, so a safety check on all gas appliances need to be done annually.
You do not need a new Gas Safety Certificate for each time new tenants move in.
What do I do with the Gas Safety Certificate?
You should keep the original copy of the certificate for yourself. You must also give your tenant a copy of these gas safety records within 28 days of the checks being done, or give a copy of the gas safety record to a new tenant before they move in.
Do I need a Certificate for each rental property I own?
Yes. You need a Gas Safety Certificate per rental property. So if you have a portfolio of 12 properties, you will need a separate Gas Safety Certificate’s for each property.
How do I get one?
A Gas Safe registered engineer can do the gas safety checks and provide you with a Gas Safety Certificate.
To find a gas engineer in your area you can call 0800 408 5500.
Where can I order a Gas Safety Certificate online?
Letting A Property offers a nationwide Gas Safety Certification and Boiler service for landlords from £69 (VAT included)
Can my regular Gas man give me a certificate?
Not necessarily. The gas man must be a Gas Safe registered engineer.
What is a Gas Safe registered engineer?
A Gas Safe registered engineer has been checked to make sure they are competent and qualified to work safely and legally with gas.
Every gas engineer carries a Gas Safe Register ID card with their own unique licence number, showing the type of gas work they are qualified to do. Before any gas work is carried out, always make sure you ask to see their Gas Safe Register ID card.
Here is an example of a Gas Safe Register ID card:
How much does one cost?
It can vary, depending on how many gas appliances need checking, and also location.
Typically, prices range from £35-£80, from my experience. My most recent gas safety check cost £50. The property is based on the outskirts of London, and appliances checked was a gas boiler and gas oven/cooker.
It’s always best to shop around. I received an initial quote for £80, which was evidently a bit pricey.
To put it nicely, I know a lot of landlords like to keep their hands firmly in their pockets. However, this is one expense which I would highly recommend not to avoid because the consequences are just far too great.
What will happen if I don’t have a Gas Safety Certificate?
As mentioned, the Gas Safety Check is a legal requirement, so failing to provide a tenant with a “safe” property can lead to prosecution in the form of imprisonment.
For a load more information on Gas Safety, Gas Safety Certificates and Gas Safe Registered Engineers, go to the Gas Safe Register Website
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