Gas Safety Inspections Colchester
Landlords CP12 Certificates
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TM Hughes & Son offers Gas Safety Inspections with CP12 certification in Colchester.
If you’re a landlord letting a property by law, your property must be inspected every 12 months by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.
We have over 30 years of experience installing, maintaining, repairing and inspecting gas systems in domestic and commercial settings.
Once satisfied, one of our engineers will inspect your property’s gas system, gas appliances, flues, and chimneys. Everything’s in order will issue a CP12 certificate.
The CP12 Certificate proves to your tenants, letting agents and insurers your properties are safe and legal to let.
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 but 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 2 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.
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 7 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, hostelsrooms let in bed-sit accommodation, private households, bed and breakfast accommodation and hotelsrented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans and narrow boats on inland waterways.
How The Gas Safety Inspection Procedure Works
If you’re a new landlord, your current CP12 is expiring, or you have a new tenant moving in shortly, call us to book a time and date for a Gas Safety Inspection.
We have timeslots available six days a week so that you can book a convenient time and date for you or your tenants.
An engineer will visit your property to inspect the gas system and all appliances, including gas ovens and hobs, boilers and fires any appliance that runs on gas.
For each appliance, the engineer will check
- The gas burn rate
- The air supply
- The casing
- The connection to the gas line
- Safety devices
- The flues or chimneys for each appliance
- Smoke & Carbon Monoxide alarms
The engineer will pass or fail each appliance and the gas system. Any safety defects found that require repairs will be quoted on request.
The engineer may correct minor safety defects while undertaking the inspection, for example, adjusting the gas burn rate, so the appliance burns the correct amount of gas or tightening loose connections.
Otherwise, the engineer can return when the faults have been rectified to pass your property.
Once your property has passed, the engineer will write you a CP12 certificate which will remain valid for 12 months.
The CP12 Certificate
The CP12 Certificate issued by the engineer undertaking the inspection includes…
- A description and the location of each appliance inspected
- A description of each flue and chimney for each appliance
- Any safety defects found on the appliances, flues & chimneys and pipework.
- Any action that is taken to correct the issues found
- The date of the Gas Safety Inspection
- The name of the landlord or the letting agent
- The address of the property undergoing inspection
- The gas engineer’s name, registration number and signature
- 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
To ensure your CP12 Certificate doesn’t lapse, we’ll send you a reminder two months before the expiry date so you can book another inspection in time.
If you’re a Colchester landlord and need a Gas Safety Certificate for your property, please get in touch using the phone number or contact form below.
Hi, I’m Terry the founder and owner of TM Hughes & Son Gas Services
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