Gas Safety Regulations for Landlords

The law requires that private landlords have a Gas Safety Certificate (also known as a CP12) for every gas appliance in their rental property – including gas boilers and their related flues and pipework. The certificate has to be renewed every year with an inspection and prescribed checks carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

New checks and a certificate are also required every time there is a change of tenancy.

Landlords are also required to make sure their tenants have a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate for the property they are living in, so they can rest assured that everything is safe to use.

Boost Plumbing’s team of professional gas engineers are qualified and competent to offer a flexible, fixed-fee Landlord Gas Safety Certificate service for landlords in Bristol and Bath and the surrounding area.

What a Gas Safety Check Involves

When we perform an annual gas safety check in a rental property we:

A Gas Safety Check takes about half an hour to complete, depending on the size of the property. If there are urgent problems found repairs may need to be made straight away, and/or we may have to suggest disconnecting the gas supply until remedial work is carried out.

Gas Safety Certificate Repairs

If the gas appliances in your rental property are found to be defective or unsafe during an annual inspection then Boost Plumbing can undertake the necessary remedial work to make sure everything is brought up to standard.

Our gas safe inspector will issue a CP12 certificate that indicates where the problems lie using three different codes:

  • ID means an appliance is Immediately Dangerous
  • AR means an appliance presents a danger to life
  • NCS means an appliance that does not meet current standards but is technically safe

To make sure your tenants are not in danger we will schedule the remedial work as soon as possible, and give you a free no-obligation quotation for the repairs.

Most landlords take their responsibility for gas safety very seriously, and usually schedule an annual gas boiler service and central heating health check to take place at the same time as the annual Gas Safety inspection, for convenience sake.

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