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What is the gas safety Certificate? How to get a CP12 Certificate?

What is a gas safety certificate, and why do you need one?

We’ll tell you why: because it’s the UK law!

Landlords are required by law to have a gas safety certificate for each property they rent out.

Without one, you could face serious penalties.

So what is a gas safety certificate, and how do you get one?

Keep reading to find out.

What is Gas Safety Certificate?

A gas safety certificate is a document that proves that your gas appliances have been inspected by a registered Gas Safe engineer and are safe to use.

The certificate must be renewed every year, and you should keep it in a safe place.

What does a gas safety record show?

A gas safety record will show:

  • The name and address of the landlord or their agent
  • The dates when the appliances were checked
  • The type of appliance that was checked
  • The name and address of the tenant
  • Whether the appliance is safe to use

If an appliance is found to be unsafe, the gas safety record will also show what needs to be done to make it safe.

Do I need one?

You must give your tenants a copy of the certificate within 28 days of the check being carried out, or before they move in if they’re moving into a property you’ve already rented out.

If you don’t, you could be fined up to £6,000.

If you’re a homeowner

If you’re a homeowner, you also need a certificate, it’s a good idea to have your appliances checked every year by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

If you’re a landlord

If you’re a landlord, you must have all your gas appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months and keep a record of the checks.

You must give your tenants a copy of the certificate within 28 days of the check being carried out, or before they move in if they’re moving into a property you’ve already rented out.

If you’re a tenant

If you’re a tenant, you should ask your landlord to see a copy of the gas safety certificate.

The landlord must have all the gas appliances in the property checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months and keep a record of the checks.

They must give you a copy of the certificate within 28 days of the check being carried out, or before you move in if you’re moving into a property they’ve already rented out.

Landlord Gas Safety Certificate Involves the Following Process:

  • A Gas Safe registered engineer will visit your property to check all the gas appliances.
  • The engineer will carry out a series of safety tests on each gas appliance.
  • If an appliance fails the safety test, the engineer will mention it.
  • The engineer will then give you a copy of the gas safety certificate.
  • You must keep the certificate in a safe place and give it to your tenants within 28 days of the check being carried out, or before they move in if they’re moving into a property you’ve already rented out.
  • The certificate is valid for 12 months from the date of the check.

You should have all your gas appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months and keep a record of the checks.

How do you get a landlord gas safety certificate?

1. Find a gas safety certificate provider in your local area or you can contact the landlord property certificate to get your gas safety certificate.

2. Make an appointment with the provider to have your gas appliances checked.

3. The provider will carry out a series of safety tests on each appliance.

4. If an appliance fails the safety test, the provider will mention it.

5. The provider will then give you a copy of the gas safety certificate.

If you need a gas safety certificate, or you want to get your gas appliances checked, you can contact us.

We’re a provider of gas safety certificates in London and we can help you make sure your property is safe to live in.

Why choose us for gas certifications?

  • We’re a provider of gas safety certificates in London and we can help you make sure your property is safe to live in.
  • We can provide you with a gas safety certificate within 24 hours.
  • We’re Gas Safe registered engineers and we’re qualified to carry out gas safety checks.
  • We offer a competitive price for our services.
  • We’re a local company and we’re based in London.

If you need a gas safety certificate, or you want to get your gas appliances checked, please contact us. We can help you make sure your property is safe to live in.

What is included in a gas safety certificate?

A gas safety certificate is a document that proves that your gas appliances have been checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer and that they’re safe to use.

The certificate will list all the appliances that have been checked, as well as the date of the check and the engineer’s name and Gas Safe registration number.

Gas Safety Certificate Sample

Starts from as little as £60.00

For peace of mind and the safety of your tenants, it is advisable that you get your property checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months.

If you need a gas safety certificate, or you want to get your gas appliances checked, please contact us. We can help you make sure your property is safe.

FAQs

Q: What is a cp12 gas safety certificate?

A: A CP12 gas safety certificate is a document that proves that your gas appliances have been checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer and that they’re safe to use. The certificate will list all the appliances that have been checked, as well as the date of the check and the engineer’s name and registration number.

Q: What is checked in a gas safety certificate?

A: The certificate is issued after the gas engineer has carried out a series of safety tests on the property’s gas appliances and pipework. These tests are designed to check that the appliances are safe to use and that there are no potentially dangerous leaks in the pipework. If any faults are found, they must be repaired before the certificate can be issued.

Q: Why do I need a Gas Safe certificate?

A: A Gas Safe certificate is important because it proves that your property is safe to live in. It’s a legal requirement for landlords to have their properties checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months, and to keep a record of the checks. If you’re a tenant, you can ask to see your landlord’s gas safety certificate before you move in.

Q: How do I get a gas safety certificate in the UK?

A: You can get a gas safety certificate by booking an appointment with a Gas Safe registered engineer or you can contact us at 020 8123 9487.

The engineer will carry out a series of safety tests on the property’s gas appliances and pipework, and if they pass the tests, they’ll issue you with a certificate.

Q: How long does the inspection service take?

A: The inspection service usually takes around 30 to 45 minutes.

Q: What areas do you cover and when is the earliest time you can arrive?

A: We cover all Boroughs of London and M25 areas. We can usually arrive within 24 hours of your booking.

Q: I think one of my appliances is not safe, what should I do?

A: If you think one of your appliances is not safe, you should contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out an inspection or you can contact us at 020 8123 9487.

Q: As a landlord, what are my duties in regard to gas safety?

A: As a landlord, you have a legal duty to make sure all gas appliances and flues in your property are safe to use. You must also have your property checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer every 12 months and keep a record of the checks.

Q: Can I leave the gas safety responsibility to the tenants?

A: No, you can’t leave the gas safety responsibility to the tenants. As the landlord, you have a legal duty to make sure all gas appliances and flues in your property are safe to use.

Q: Do the tenants have any responsibilities?

A: Yes, the tenants have a responsibility to keep the gas appliances and flues in their property clean and in good working order. They should also report any problems with the appliances or flies to the landlord or letting agent as soon as possible.

Conclusion

If you’re a landlord and your property has gas appliances, you need to have a current gas safety certificate.

The good news is that this doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

You can easily get the certificate by hiring a professional gas inspector.

In fact, we would highly recommend it.

Not only will you avoid any potential legal issues down the road, but you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that your property is safe and up to current standards.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today!

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