Landlord Safety Certificates
In 1996, Government legislation stipulated that all landlords who rent part, or all of a property, must have all gas appliances and pipework checked annually by a Gas Safe registered central heating engineer and be awarded a certificate (CP 12) to prove it. This was introduced to reduce the number of deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.
NOTE: This also applies to those who own caravans or residential park homes (for holiday letting.) As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 specifically deal with the duties of landlords to ensure that gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants' use are safe.
This is a comprehensive check which includes:
Once completedJ Thirkell Heating will supply you with a CP12 certificate which proves that all gas appliances within the property in question are safe. If we find a fault(s) we will advise you on why the appliance has not passed the various checks and whether it can be repaired or if a new appliance is required. “The requirements of Regulation 36 Duties of Landlords of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR) are split into two separate duties; one is for maintenance of relevant gas appliances and flues and the other is for annual gas safety checks. It is important that Landlords appreciate that an annual gas safety check should not be considered as maintenance/service of a gas appliance unless it is specifically requested of the Gas Safe registered gas installer that an appliance service is undertaken at the same time as annual safety check. Landlords are also responsible for maintenance of the gas installation pipework and this duty can be demonstrated by requesting that the gas operative also carries out a gas tightness test at the time of the annual gas safety check”.
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