Gas Safety Inspections Grays
Gas Safety Checks and Landlords CP12 Certificates Issued by Gas Safe Registered Engineers
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Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Gas Services Ltd. We undertake Gas Safety Inspections and issue CP12 certificates in Grays and the surrounding areas.
Your role as a landlord goes beyond just renting out a space. You also have to ensure the safety and well-being of your tenants.
Keeping your tenants safe involves ensuring that your gas installations are safe and legal. Remember, only a Gas Safe Registered engineer has the expertise and authorisation to provide a Gas Safety Inspection and issue CP12 certification.
TM Hughes & Son Gas Services Ltd can help you. Our Gas Safe Registered engineers have undertaken many Gas Safe Inspections in Grays over the past three decades.
Gas Safety: A Legal Necessity
For every good landlord, the safety of tenants is of utmost importance, and there’s no room for compromise when it comes to gas appliances and systems.
By law, every property rented out requires an annual Gas Safety Inspection at the start of each new tenancy.
So, what’s covered in this inspection?:
- Inspection and testing of the gas systems and connections.
- Inspection and testing of household gas appliances like hobs, ovens, boilers, and fires.
- Inspection and testing of flues and chimneys to ensure the safe release of exhaust gases.
- Checks on rooms with gas appliances for the presence of carbon monoxide alarms.
If an appliance or the gas system doesn’t meet the required safety standards. In that case, we’re equipped to offer prompt solutions and the necessary repairs/modifications to ensure your property is compliant and can pass the Gas Safety Inspection. We’ll always provide a price before undertaking any additional work.
Following the inspection, a CP12 certificate is issued. To ensure your certificate doesn’t expire, we’ll send out a reminder two months prior to the expiry date so you can book an inspection before the expiry date.
Understanding The CP12 Certificate
The CP12 Certificate proves the safety and legality of your rented property.
Following the inspection by our Gas Safe Registered engineer, you’ll be presented with a CP12 certificate, which includes the following:
- Property Details: The address of the property inspected.
- Landlord or Agent Information: Your name and address as the landlord or, if applicable, the address of your letting agent.
- Inspection Date: the date the gas safety inspection was carried out.
- Gas Appliances and Flues: Detailed descriptions, along with their specific locations, of all the gas appliances and flues present in the property.
- Safety Defects: Any identified safety defects related to the gas supply, the appliances, or the flues.
- Rectification Details: A record of the corrective actions to address the identified safety defects.
- Engineer’s Credentials: The name of the engineer who conducted the inspection and their Gas Safe registration number.
- Regulation Confirmation: An explicit statement verifying that the safety check involved a thorough examination of the subjects mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) of regulation 26(9) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
- Engineer’s Authentication: The Gas Engineer’s signature
The Legislation For Landlords
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 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.
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.
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