Landlords Gas Safety Certificate & Gas Safety Check in London, Kent, and Surrey *
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We have over 25 years of experience.
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Gas Safe registered no.68670.
If you are thinking of renting your property or you are a existing Landlord then we can help you to comply with your obligations and ensure that you stay fully legal and that your tenants are safe.
We offer a fast and friendly service .
All engineers carry ID Cards.
Our Installers are equipped with the very latest digital flue gas analysers from Kane International.
These allow us to measure the flue gas Carbon Dioxide percentage along with the Carbon Monoxide reading in parts per million.
The combined ratio of the two readings give us a ratio of c0/co2, which indicates whether the boiler is safe, or needs servicing or repair.
The results are then recorded and acted upon if required.
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If you wish to rent your property then we can provide you with the relevant documents to ensure that you comply with your legal requirements under the Gas Safety (Installation & Use Regulations) 1986.
Under the above regulations all properties that are rented out must have a annual inspection to ensure that the gas pipe work and appliances are in a safe condition and do not pose a threat to the safety of the occupiers, resulting in the presentation of a gas safety certificate. Only companies that are registered under the Gas Safe scheme are allowed to carry out this inspection and issue a gas certificate, which is also known as a CP12.
A Landlord faces severe fines or imprisonment if he does not have a gas safety check inspection carried out annually.
* We cover the London area including the M25, Parts of Kent, Parts of Surrey and Parts of Sussex.
How Do I Book ?
Call us on 0208 473 9098 or 07836 729376.
You can also email us by using the enquiry form on the contact page.
How Far In advance do I need to book?
We can normally attend to your property within 24 - 48 hours, and carry out the gas inspection. We provide a smooth and fast service, which leaves you the Landlord with peace of mind, knowing that the legal side is taken care of, and you are not left waiting with a property you cannot rent.
How Long Does It take Before I Get The Certificate?
We can normally issue the certificate straight away, provided we have received payment. All certificates are electronic and we can send them to the landlord, tenant and managing agent if required.
How do I pay?
We take payment either by cash on the day, paypal or credit card.
Are you Gas Safe Registered.?
Yes we are our registration no. is 68670.
Do you offer a repair service?
YES ! We have 25 years experience of repairing , servicing and installing gas boilers, cookers and water heaters and can normally offer a repair or replacement. Please ask for a quote.
Are you Corgi Registered?
We have had many customers asking us if we are Corgi Registered. Please note that Corgi no longer run the registration scheme for approved gas installers, this has been taken over by Gas Safe Register. If someone offers to do gas work for you and states that they are Corgi Registered then DO NOT use them as they are breaking the law, and any work they do will not be legal, they cannot issue gas cert cp12 inspections, and cannot register new boilers with Building Regulations. If in doubt contact the Gas Safe Register and check with them.
Can any one who is Gas Safe Registered issue a Landlord Gas Safety Check.?
No! It is a misconception that anyone who is Gas Safe Registered can issue a CP12 Certificate. The engineer must also hold individual certification for each appliance he is testing and also for gas pipework and meters. We always carry our cards with us to prove who we are and that we are legal. Make sure you check the card , otherwise your certificate could be worthless.
What Area Do You Cover?
We cover a large area, which includes London, Parts of Kent, Parts of Surrey and some parts of Sussex. It is not possible to list all areas that we cover, if in doubt please call.
Why use us?
Over 25 years experience.
Fully qualified Gas Safe Engineers.
Fast and Efficient Service.
We will automatically remind you before your certificate expires, saving you the worry.
Very competitive prices.
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.
- What are my duties as a landlord in relation to gas safety?You have duties under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to arrange maintenance by a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipework, appliances and flues, which you own and have provided for your tenants use. You must also arrange for an annual gas safety check to be carried out every 12 months by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the gas 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.
What are my duties as a letting/ management agent in relation to gas safety checks and gas safety certificates?Landlords who use agents to manage properties need to ensure that the management contract clearly specifies who is responsible for carrying out the maintenance and gas safety check duties, and keeping associated records. If the contract specifies that the agent has responsibility then the same duties under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 that apply to a landlord apply to you.
In this situation an agent must arrange maintenance by a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipework, appliances and flues, which the landlord owns and provides for the tenants use. You must also arrange for an annual gas safety check to be carried out every 12 months 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.
Do I have to use a Gas Safe Registered engineer to complete gas work?Yes. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations state that landlords must only use a Gas Safe Registered engineer for maintenance and safety checks on gas equipment they own and provide for tenants use in domestic premises. HSE advises that you check that the Gas Safe Registered engineer is competent to work in that specific area of gas. This is clearly marked on the back of the engineer's Gas Safe Register registration card .
What gas appliances do I have responsibilities for? Any gas appliance that you own and provide for the tenant's use is included in your legal duties. If a tenant has their own gas appliance that you have not provided, then you have responsibilities for parts of the associated installation and pipework but not for the actual appliance.
There are some good practice measures that you could adopt with appliances that tenants own:
- Send a reminder to the tenant that their appliances should be serviced and checked for safety each year by a Gas Safe Registered , and where possible, offer to include these (at reasonable cost) within gas safety maintenance undertaken on your behalf.
- At the start of the tenancy, advise the tenant of any flues or chimneys that are unsuitable for the installation of a gas appliance. You may also wish to consider regulating the installation of any appliance by a tenant through the conditions of the tenancy agreement.
- It is also recommended to include all flues (e.g. chimneys) connected to gas appliances within your landlord's gas safety check, even where they do not serve appliances provided by the landlord. This may also help to fulfil other legal duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
What checks should be done between tenancies?You must visually check the property to see if the departing tenant has either removed appliances unsafely, or alternatively left behind their own appliance, which should either be removed or checked for safety by a Gas Safe Registered engineer . The opportunity should be taken to clarify appliance ownership prior to renting the property again.
If you suspect that an appliance could have been tampered with, or there is the possibility of vandalism while a property remains empty, then HSE recommends you arrange for another gas safety check to be completed by a Gas Safe Registered engineer before giving access to new tenants.
Before you re-let the property you need to ensure that all appliances are safe and have an up to date landlord's gas safety record (a copy of which needs to be given to the new tenant); it is also good practice to arrange for the pipework to be inspected and tested for soundness.
How far do I need to go if the tenant prevents access for a gas safety certificate? A landlord has to show that they took all reasonable steps to comply with the law. HSE recommends the following best practice in these circumstances and strongly advises that a record be kept of all correspondence with the tenants:
- leave the tenant a notice stating that an attempt was made to complete the gas safety check and provide your contact details;
- write to the tenant explaining that a safety check is a legal requirement and that it is for the tenants own safety. Give the tenant the opportunity to arrange their own appointment;
- HSE inspectors will look for at least three attempts to complete the gas safety check, including the above suggestions; however the approach will need to be appropriate to each circumstance. It would ultimately be for a court to decide if the action taken was reasonable depending upon the individual circumstances.
- It is a good idea to include arrangements for access in the tenancy agreement.
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