1st Gas Engineers Ltd Information for Landlords
Landlord's Gas Safety Certificates (CP12 Certificates)
By law Landlords should:
Ensure gas pipework is maintained and repaired, flues and appliances are in a safe condition
Ensure a gas safety check on all gas appliances and flue is carried out annually. Tenants can report Landlords to HSE if this is not carried out, so it's important to remember!
Keep a record of each safety check (CP12 Certificate / Landlord's Gas Safety Certificate) until 2 further checks have taken place
Make sure all checks, repairs and installations are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer
Issue a copy of the gas safety check (CP12 Certificate / Landlord's Gas Safety record) to your tenants within 28 days of the check or to any new tenant before they move in
Ensure all gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting
CO alarms are required in every habitable room of a rental property containing gas appliances , excluding gas cookers and gas hobs
Ensure CO alarms comply with British Standard EN 50291 and carry a British or European approval mark, such as a Kitemark
Check the manufacturer’s instructions for how to fit and test your alarm. Landlord's are required to carry out checks and tests to ensure that carbon monoxide alarms are working at the start of each new tenancy
Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineer is qualified to carry out the work that needs doing e.g. natural gas, domestic boiler. You can find this information out by visiting the Gas Safe Register website or by checking the engineer's Gas safe ID card. Encourage your tenants to also check the card when they arrive at the property.
You should not assume that the gas safety check meets the safety check requirements, or that a safety check, on its own, will be enough to provide effective maintenance.
Ask for advice from your engineer when necessary. Gas appliances owned by your tenant are not covered. Neither are flues/chimneys that are solely connected to an appliance owned by the tenant.
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