Gas Safety Inspections Benfleet
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Are you a landlord in Benfleet? We can help you,
Our gas Safe Registered Engineers undertake gas safety inspections in the Benfleet area and issue CP12 certificates.
As a landlord, you must, by law, get a Gas Safe Registered engineer to undertake a gas safety inspection at your property every 12 months or the start of each new tenancy.
A gas safety inspection ensures your gas installation, appliances, supply and flues are safe for use by your tenants.
Once your property has been inspected and passed the CP12 certification is issued.
It would help if you stayed on top of the gas safety inspections. We make this easy for you by sending a reminder every year a couple of months before your inspection is due.
It’s not just landlords; homeowners are also welcome to have their gas system checked over.
Here’s the legislation regarding landlords and gas safety inspections CP12 certificates.
Who Is A Landlord?
In relation to domestic gas under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GS(IU)R 98), a landlord is anyone who rents out a property that they own under a lease that is shorter than seven years or under a licence.
Regardless of whether you are a landlord under GS(IU)R 98, you may be considered a landlord under other related legislation.
Landlords’ duties apply to a wide range of accommodation, occupied under a lease or licence, which includes, but not exclusively: residential premises provided for rent by local authorities, housing associations, private sector landlords, housing co-operatives, hostels rooms let in bed-sit accommodation, private households, bed and breakfast accommodation and hotels rented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans and narrow boats on inland waterways.
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe. Appliances, fittings and flues in a communal area which may be used by tenants are also included.
You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues, appliances and pipework provided for your tenants use by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Although there is no prescribed timeframe for these duties, good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs.
You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue, which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
You must keep a record of the safety check for two years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.
The Gas Safety Check Procedure
Gas Safety Checks follow a strict but swift procedure undertaken for you or your tenants at any convenient time.
Book your Gas Safety Check, and one of our engineers will come over at the time of your choosing.
Once at your property, the engineer will examine and test your gas system, gas appliances and flues.
All appliances such as the boiler, gas ovens, gas hobs and gas fires are tested to ensure they are burning gas correctly. In addition, the ventilation around each appliance is checked for adequacy.
All appliance connections are checked, the appliances are also tested to ensure there’s no leaking gas, and they are not a carbon monoxide risk.
Flues are checked to ensure all harmful exhaust gasses are expelled adequately.
Your rented property should have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. We will also check if they are present and test these important safety devices.
The gas supply system and meter are checked and tested to ensure it’s safe, in full working order, and no parts need replacing.
Once the inspection is finished, the engineer will write your CP12 certificate.
If your property fails, we may be able to make small adjustments there and then, so it passes.
Otherwise, we can write a price for the essential repairs. Once done, we can pass your property and issue the CP12 certification, which includes
- The name registration number of the Gas Engineer undertaking the check
- The address of the rented property checked
- The landlords (or letting agents) name and address
- The date that each appliance and gas system was checked
- The location and a brief description of every appliance and flue
- Any safety faults found
- Any action that is taken to remedy those faults
- Confirmation that the safety check has included an examination of the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) of regulation 26(9) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
- The Gas Engineers signature and date
The next step is to book Your Gas Safety Inspection with TM Hughes & Son.
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