Do you Need a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate?
At MH Plumbing and Heating, we provide the most affordable gas safety certificates in the Altrincham, Sale, Urmston and Trafford Area.
A landlord has a duty to do everything reasonably possible to ensure the safety of their tenants. According to UK government website NI Direct their responsibilities include the safety of gas (and electrical) appliances.
We wrote this post to outline what this means in practice for landlords wishing to remain within the law, to keep their tenants safe, and to protect their investments from gas explosions.
The Building Regulations require that new ‘heat producing appliances’ (boilers and fires) be reported to local authorities in England and Wales.
The Building Regulations and Gas Safe rules furthermore require that Gas Safe registered businesses doing the work must report completed jobs to the local authority.
However, the onus remains on the owners of the properties to ensure compliance with the regulations. Beware the cowboy installer who says you don’t need a landlord gas safety certificate for a new boiler.
However, the onus remains on the owners of the properties to ensure compliance with the regulations.
Beware the cowboy installer who says you don’t need a landlord gas safety certificate for a new boiler.
Landlords are responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should ensure that all gas appliances are working correctly and safely. A gas certificate can provide that security.
Every rental property that has any sort of gas appliance, whether it be a central heating boiler, gas hob or even a gas fire, requires a Gas Safety Certificate. These certificates can only be issued by an engineer registered with the Gas Safe Register.
All installation, maintenance and safety checks need to be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.Gas Certificates are valid for a year from the date they are issued.
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