Gas Safety Checks & Landlords CP12 Certificates In Loughton
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As a good Landlord, you want to ensure your tenants are safe and your property is let legally covered by your landlord’s insurance.
You’re probably well aware that your property must undertake gas safety checks and be accompanied by valid CP12 certification.
TM Hughes & Son undertake gas safety checks to the required legal standard and issue CP12 certificates.
The CP12 proves your property is safe and legal to rent to your tenants, letting agent and insurer.
A Gas Safe Registered engineer must carry out gas Safety Inspections every 12 months to ensure your gas systems and appliances remain safe.
The Gas Safety 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 practise 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, 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.
The Gas Safety Check
Contact Us, and we’ll book an engineer to visit your rented property at a convenient time and date.
The engineer will check and test every appliance in the property, such as the boiler, gas fire, gas oven, hob or any other fuel-burning appliances that may be present.
- The appliances burn rate
- The air supply around the appliances
- The appliances casing
- The appliances connected to the gas supply
- The appliances safety device
- Flues and chimneys
- Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Once the engineers are satisfied everything’s in order and is safe, a CP12 certificate is written for you, which includes
- Each appliance, with a description and location
- Each flue/chimney with a description and location
- Any safety issues with appliances, flues, pipework etc
- Action is taken to remedy issues
- The date of inspection
- The name of the landlord or letting agent
- Address of property inspected
- The gas engineers name, reg 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
If any appliance or gas system fails to pass the checks and tests, don’t worry. Our engineer may make the required corrections there and then so your property can be passed and the certification issued.
If the repairs are more serious or require parts and a revisit, we’ll write you a free no-obligation quote for the work. Of course, we’ll always attempt to source parts and undertake repairs as quickly as possible.
Once the repairs are completed, we can issue the CP12 certificate.
We’ll keep a record of your CP12 and send out a reminder before your certificate expires so you can book a renewal inspection. This way, you don’t have to worry about forgetting the renewal, and your property will always be covered and legal to rent.
If you’re a Loughton landlord and need a Gas Safety Certificate for your property, please get in touch using the phone number or contact form below.