Landlord Gas Safety Certificate Basingstoke

As a landlord, you are highly responsible for the safety of your tenants. A landlord gas safety certificate is mandatory by law and must be completed annually. 

K B Plumbing and Heating will carry out all the appropriate gas safety checks and provide you with the correct certification at a convenient time for you and the tenant. 

Your legitimate obligations apply to a wide scope of the settlement involved under rent or permit. These include:

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Private premises are given to lease by nearby specialists, lodging affiliations, private part landowners, cooperatives, and inns.

Rooms in bedsit convenience, private family units, informal lodging settlements, and inns.

Leased occasion convenience, for example, chalets, cabins, pods, Airbnb properties, trains, and narrow boats on inland conduits.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 blueprint your obligations as a proprietor to ensure all gas apparatuses, fittings, fireplaces, and vents are protected and working effectively. In case you’re letting a property with gas machines introduced, you have three primary lawful obligations:

  • Gas safety checks
  • Gas Safety Record
  • Maintenance

What Are The Landlord’s Responsibilities For Gas Safety Checks?

The Gas Safety Regulations (Installation and Use) of 1998 describe your obligations as the owner to ensure that all equipment, devices, fireplaces, and gas pipes are safe and work efficiently. 

When you leave a property with gas appliances installed, you have three main legal responsibilities:

1. Gas safety tests

To ensure the safety of your tenants, all gas appliances and pipes must undergo an annual gas safety check, always by a technician approved by Gas Safe. 

You will then receive a gas safety record or a gas safety certificate from the owner with details of all checks carried out. It can also be called a CP12 certificate. K B Plumbing & Heating is an authorized Gas safety engineer, you can call whenever you will have plumbing-related issues.

You can perform a gas safety test at any time between 10 and 12 months after the last check without affecting the expiry date of the original check. If it is less than 10 or more than 12 months after the last exam, it ends with a new deadline: 12 months after the last exam.

Your tenants ‘devices are not your responsibility, although it is always your responsibility to ensure the safety of the connecting lines unless they are only connected to the tenants’ devices.

2. Gas safety record 

After the annual gas security check and receipt of your landlord’s gas security file, you must present your tenants with an explanation of this check. 

According to the law, your current tenants must be provided with a copy of your landlord’s security record within 28 days of the gas security review. 

For new tenants, you must present them at the beginning of your rental agreement. For rental periods of less than 28 days, make sure you have clearly shown a copy of your file on the property. You must keep copies of this gas safety audit log until two more audits are completed.


3. Maintenance

You must ensure that all gas lines, appliances, fireplaces, and channels are in good condition. Consult the gas appliance manufacturer’s instructions on how often maintenance is recommended. 

If you do not have access, we recommend annual service unless your registered Gas Safe technician specifies otherwise.

The pipelines are not subject to the annual gas safety test. 

However, we and HSE recommend that you ask your authorized Gas Safe technician to do the following when requesting a security check.

Leak test in the entire gas system, including installation pipes Visually, inspect the pipeline (if possible).

There are no formal requirements for maintaining maintenance records, but you must be able to demonstrate that you have maintained piping, equipment, and fume cupboards regularly and that you have performed all necessary repairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do landlords have to provide a gas safety certificate?

By law, landlords have to check the gas safety once a year and give landlords a copy of the report.

2. What if my landlord doesn’t have a gas safety certificate?

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations say that every rental property must have a gas safety certificate. If a landlord breaks the Rules, they could get a £6,000 fine or six months in jail, depending on how bad the crime was.

3. How long does a landlord gas safety certificate take?

The length of a gas safety check can vary depending on the size of the house, but it typically lasts around 30 minutes. If immediate repairs are required, the process can take longer.

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