Landlord Gas Safety Inspection CP12
What are your landlord responsibilities for gas safety?
Gas safety checks
You can arrange for a gas safety check to be carried out any time from 10-12 months after the last check, without affecting the original check expiry date. If it’s less than 10 or more than 12 months after the last check, you’ll end up with a new deadline date – 12 months from the most recent check.
Appliances owned by your tenants aren’t your responsibility – although it’s still up to you to ensure the safety of any connecting flues unless they’re solely connected to the tenants’ appliance.
Gas Safety Record
For rental periods of less than 28 days, just make sure you’ve clearly displayed a copy of your record within the property. You’ll need to keep copies of this gas safety check record until a further two checks have been carried out.
You’ll need to make sure that all gas pipework, appliances, chimneys and flues are kept in a safe condition. Check the gas appliances’ manufacturer guidelines to find out how often a service is recommended. If you haven’t got access to these, we’d recommend an annual service – unless your Gas Safe registered engineer suggests otherwise.
Installation pipework isn’t covered by the annual gas safety check, but both we and the HSE recommend that when you request a safety check, you ask your Gas Safe registered engineer to:
- Test for tightness on the whole gas system, including installation pipework
- Visually examine the pipework (so far as is reasonably practicable)
There are no formal requirements for you to keep maintenance records, but you’ll need to be able to show that you have regularly maintained the pipework, appliances and flues and completed required repairs.
Ask about our Landlord’s Maintenance Plans
ACF Maintenance Plans for Landlords offer total peace of mind for a low monthly payment. The Maintenance Plans include the cost of an annual service, gas safety inspection as well as call-outs, parts and labour. Offering great savings, a priority service and no hidden or unexpected costs.
Why Do Maintenance Plans Matter?
Without ongoing maintenance and protection, it’s possible that your Gas boiler or hot water cylinder will break down eventually. This could leave your tenant without any hot water at a critical time.
Annual maintenance from us will help ensure that you never need to worry about being inconvenienced and without Heating or Hot water, or subject to safety concerns.
It’s always a good idea to ensure your tenants know where and how to turn the gas off and what to do in the event of a gas emergency.
Last but not least, make sure it’s always a Gas Safe registered and qualified engineer that’s carrying out gas work or a gas safety check. Landlords are legally required to make sure this is the case – and it’s the most important step to ensuring your tenants’ safety.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations don’t give powers to ‘force disconnection’ of the gas supply in these circumstances and you may need to seek legal advice.
Want to find out more?
If you have any additional questions, do give us a call. We have an expert team here at ACF Plumbing & Heating so there is always someone on hand to help answer any question you may have. They can also help you with any queries involving our services, which service is correct for you and provide you with a quote.