If you legally own or use an administrative agent in accordance with the Gas Safety Regulations (installation and use) of 1998, it is your responsibility to obtain a gas safety certificate every twelve months. You must obtain this from an accredited gas safety engineer for all pipes, gas appliances and flue pipes installed on your property. Also keep copies of all documentation. You must maintain the safety inspection for two years and provide a copy to all your tenants within 28 days of the inspection. If your tenants change, they need a copy of the gas safety certificate before they move. If your contract states that the agent is responsible, then they meet the gas safety regulations (installation and use) of 1998.
TIPS to get Gas Safety Certificate
From a legal point of view, you only need to perform a gas safety check every 12 months, but it is also a good idea to check the equipment between tenants. You then ensure that your devices are in optimum condition before your new tenants move.
Installing a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is highly recommended, not only by us, but also by HSE. It is the best way to ensure that your renters are safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. But an alarm may never replace regular maintenance and safety check.
Gas safety certificate in London
What You Get With a Gas Certificate
It is verified that your gas appliances and pipes do not leak gas.
- Foot and working pressure are tested.
- We check the burner pressure and the gas flow with the manufacturer’s data plate.
- Verification will be made to provide all necessary ventilation.
- Fireplace equipment is checked to ensure that combustion products are removed.
- It is verified that the flame failure equipment is working properly.
- Investigations will be reported for any evidence of unsafe operation.Click here for more information about Gas Safety Certificate