- Landlords Gas Safety Inspections
- CP12 Certificates
- Gas Safe Registered Engineers
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TM Hughes & Son Gas Services Ltd have staff comprising of Gas Safe Registered engineers who undertake inspections and issue CP12 certificates to the landlords of Harlow.
Harlow Landlord? Here’s Why You Require A CP12 Certificate
We undertake much work in properties across Harlow, a good many of which are rented.
It’s a legal requirement for Landlords to ensure their property is safe for their tenants (the official legislation is at the bottom of this page). Good landlords want their property to be safe anyway for a piece of mind. Your gas system and gas appliances must meet certain safety criteria to ensure safety.
A gas safety check ensures your properties gas supply and appliances meets the required regulations.
One of our engineers will undertake the safety checks and issue a valid CP12 certificate. The process is swift with low disruption. A CP12 certificate proves your property is safe to your tenants, letting agents and insurers.
Gas safety inspections must be carried out every 12 months, with a new CP12 certificate issued each time. We will also get in touch a couple of months before your certificate expires to remind you to not forget and let your certificate expire.
If an appliance or your gas system fails, we may be able to undertake the repairs there and then (if they are minor); otherwise, we will offer you a quote for the repairs. If repairs are required, we’ll always attempt to do them on the same day.
Why You Should Use Us
- Gas safety inspections are carried out by Gas Safe Registered engineers who are highly experienced, professional and friendly.
- Gas safety inspections are carried out to the required legal standard following a stringent procedure that covers your gas appliances, system and safety systems
- The CP12 certificate is issued on the day
- If your property fails on any point, we will give you a free and fair no-obligation quote to get your property passes
- In many cases, the engineer can carry out minor repairs on the day, so your property passes
- We’ll send you a reminder two months before your certificate expires
- We can arrange electrical certificates also
- Our prices are amongst the best in Harlow
What The CP12 Certificate Includes
- The address of the property
- The name and address of the landlord or letting agent
- The day of inspection
- Descriptions and locations of appliances and flues
- Safety issues identified
- Action that’s taken to rectify safety issues
- The name and registration number of the Gas Engineer carrying out the check
- 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
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.
If you require a Gas Safety Certificate for your property, please get in touch using the phone number or contact form below