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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How often, as a landlord, do I need to have these checks performed?

A. It is current law (introduced under the Gas Safety - installation and use regulations 1998) to ensure these checks and certificate is in place at least annually.

Landlord Gas Safety Certificate - The law

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Landlord Gas Safety Certificate
by Gas 24

Landlords, Letting Agents and Housing Associations are legally required to ensure that each gas appliance in the rented property receives an annual safety inspection and service check.

If you're a landlord, gas safety is a high priority – all landlords are legally obliged under the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 to maintain all gas appliances and flues that have been provided for their tenants and to have them checked once a year.
To get a Landlord's Gas Safety Certificate, you need to employ a Gas Safe Registered plumber, like Gas24 to carry out the property inspection and provide the necessary proof of such gas safety checks.

Please remember, this safety check is not just a legal requirement for a landlord or agent, it ensures that appliances are working correctly and guards against the dangers of leaking carbon monoxide and it's potentially dreadful consequences.
Landlords who breach these gas safety laws and put lives at risk face tough sentencing if found negligent. By introducing such a law, hopefully the frequency of illegal gas appliance work is reduced, thus keeping tenants and the properties the live in, safer.
If you are having a gas appliance installed or exchanged in your rental property, check that it is done right and that it is completed by a Gas Safe engineer or installer.

Another point to bear in mind, is that a gas appliance service or inspection will not necessarily meet the requirements of a landlord's annual gas safety check, nor will the annual gas safety check be sufficient to provide effective maintenance as an appliance service will. Always ask the advice of a GAS SAFE Registered Installer.

Gas24 are indeed Gas Safe Registered and can provide a Landlord's Gas Safety Certificate service promptly and efficiently at a minimal cost. Please see our special offer on this important service.

 

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