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Landlord Gas Safety Certificate (CP12)
Table of contents
1. What is Gas Safe Register?
2. How long is Gas Safe certificate valid for?
3. Landlords’ responsibilities for Gas Safety
4. Tenants’ responsibilities for Gas Safety
5. Homeowners’ responsibilities for Gas Safety
6. What are the gas safety risks of dangerous gas work?>
7. Top tips for gas safety
We are a leading provider of Gas and Electrical Safety Inspections for business, commercial and domestic customers, Whether you are a Homeowner, a Landlord or a Business Manager, you need to be aware of your obligations, and we can help ensure that you stay on the right side of the law.
Gas Safe Register replaced Corgi as the organization responsible for gas safety in Great Britain on 1 April 2009.
A Gas Safe certificate is particularly relevant for Landlords and Letting Agents, especially the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. As under this ruling landlords are legally required to ensure that any gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for their tenants use are safe. Gas appliances must be checked annually by a registered gas engineer who will issue a “Landlord Gas Safety Certificate.” (CP12).
Records of gas safety inspections must be retained for at least two years, and a copy of the GAS SAFE CP12 certificate must be issued to tenants. We offer periodic gas safety inspection by one of our trained engineers, at the start of all tenancies and at intervals thereafter, and these form part of our combined gas and electrical safety inspection programme. All authorised work on gas appliances and fittings is carried out by one of our Gas Safe registered engineers.
We provide a comprehensive service to the residential housing market. Landlords, Buy-to-let Investors and Local Government Organisations may face the possibility of harsh penalties if they fail to ensure that all gas and electrical appliances in their tenanted homes are safe. Homeowners are advised to provide evidence that a domestic property has been subject to a recent safety inspection and that all gas appliances and electrical equipment can be operated safely.
We have opted to make flexibility and convenience for the customer a priority, and will provide a multi-skilled engineer (often at short notice) to carry out combined gas and electrical safety inspections. The resulting safety inspection report will be completed by the engineer when they visit, saving the customer time and money.
Landlords, Letting Agents, Buy-to-let Investors and Local Government Organisations can plan their annual gas and electrical safety inspection schedules with a minimum of inconvenience. While Homeowners and Buyers can ensure their homes are safe with only a single phone call.
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 specifically deal with the duties of landlords to ensure that gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants’ use are safe. Landlords should:
1. Ensure installation pipe work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition
2. Ensure an annual safety check is carried out on each appliance and/or flue that you provide for tenants use
3. Ensure maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by a Gas Safe registered installer keep a record of each safety check for two years
4. Issue a copy of the safety check to each existing tenant within 28 days of check being completed, and to any new tenant before they move in
5. Ensure all gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting
6. Ensure that only Gas Safe registered installers are used to carry out work on gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants use if a managing agent is used, make sure the management contract clearly says who will arrange for maintenance and safety checks and keep records.
7. If you are a landlord and use a managing agent, you still have overall responsibility for making sure duties are met.
You should allow your landlord access to the property to carry out maintenance or safety checks on appliances and/or flues that they provide for your use.
Gas appliances and/or flues you own should be regularly maintained and a safety check carried out at least once every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered installer.
If there is any doubt about the safety of gas equipment it should be turned off and not touched until checked by a Gas Safe registered installer.
As a homeowner you have a responsibility to yourself and the residents in your home to ensure that your gas fittings and appliances are safe.
Ensure that all gas appliances and/or flues are regularly maintained and a safety check carried out annually by a Gas Safe registered installer.
We take it for granted that our boilers, cookers and gas fires are safe. It is only when there is a problem with an appliance that many people take any notice of it at all.
Dangerous gas work can be deadly. Badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause the following gas safety risks:
- Gas leaks
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix or service your appliances.
Everyone should understand how to be gas safe in their homes.
Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer to install, repair and service your gas appliances, including your:
1. Gas boiler
2. Gas fire, gas cooker or hob
3. Central heating system, radiators or your hot water system, if they are connected to either a Natural Gas or LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) supply
Get your appliances checked once a year, or in accordance with your manufacturer’s guidelines, by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Your Gas Safe registered engineer will carry out tests and checks to establish your appliances are operating safely. Where an appliance or pipework has been installed in an unsafe way, or is operating unsafely and the engineer can not rectify the situation immediately, they will follow the guidance outlined in the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP) to make the installation safe. This is the industry accepted document for guiding engineers on dealing with unsafe situations.
You are advised to install an audible, carbon monoxide alarm. By fitting this alarm it will alert you to the presence of the poisonous gas carbon monoxide, which are produced by unsafe gas appliances.
If you think there might be a gas leak or notice any signs of carbon monoxide, act fast and follow the advice for gas emergencies.
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Future BY Energy Ltd is a professional energy assessor company with a rich understanding of the UK energy market. We offer independent professional expertise in mechanical engineering for all domestic and commercial buildings and strategic energy advice. As expert designers and specifiers of heating-cooling systems, we pride ourselves in finding affordable energy efficient solutions for new and existing buildings. We have top level experience in a wide range of building types in both commercial and domestic sectors.
As registered energy assessors we provide:
• Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
• SAP calculation and predicted energy assessment for new built dwellings (EPC-SAP/PartL)
• SBEM calculation for Commercial buildings (SBEM/Part L)
• Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
• Display Energy Certificates for Public buildings (DEC)
• Air Conditioning Inspections (TM44)
• Asbestos surveys and consultancy
• Air permeability-Leakage test
• Sound test and acoustic consultancy
Please do not hesitate to contact, Behdad Yazdani, on 02081440820, who will be pleased to advise you.