Is it illegal not to have a gas safety certificate as a landlord?
Failure to comply with the Gas Safety Regulations is, in fact, a very serious matter. Not being able to provide gas safety records is a criminal offence and landlords can be liable for unlimited fines and/or six months of imprisonment.
How Often Should Landlords Get A Gas Safety Check?
Landlords have a legal responsibility to make sure that all gas appliances and flues in rented properties are safety checked every 12 months.
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Gas Safety Certificate CP12
The law currently states that all landlords must be in possession of a valid CP12 Gas Safety Certificate for any property that they are renting out. UK landlords with gas appliances and fittings – including central heating, boilers and flues – must ensure that an annual safety check is conducted. These landlord certificates can only be issued by a Gas Safe approved engineer and lasts for 12 months. Macgas are fully qualified and registered to issue landlord gas safety certificates.
Gas Safety Compliance
In order to remain compliant as a landlord, you are responsible for the maintenance of the gas pipes, appliances and flues of all items that are part of the property. Services should be carried out in accordance with the appliances’ manuals or at least annually, and you should keep records of this and any work done. A copy of the records should also be given to your tenants. The checks carried out by a Gas Safe engineer are to ensure that all relevant appliances are working correctly and have no signs of faults. The inspection will also check that no dangerous fumes are escaping.
If you are unsure about how to renew your CP12 Landlords Gas Safety Certificate then contact MacGas today. We are fully qualified and registered to issue landlord safety certificates wherever you are based be it Coventry, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Hinckley, Atherstone or surrounding areas. Gas Safety Certificate cost can be less than you imagine – get in touch!
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