As a landlord, you’re legally required to provide an official gas safety certificate for your rental property
A gas safety certificate indicates that your gas, pipeworks and gas-related appliances are safe and working
After a successful check, you'll receive a Gas Safety Certificate, which is valid for one year
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Select the gas safety option from our services and choose a date when the engineer can attend your property. The engineer will conduct a thorough gas safety check, ensuring that your property meets industry standards.
Once the engineer has completed the gas safety check, you will receive an official certificate stating the property passed requirements. The certificate is valid for 12 months, at which point you will need to carry out another test.
A gas safety check is a legal compliance that landlords must have carried out on their property before the tenant moves in. It can only be performed by a Gas Safe registered engineer, who will test the appliances to ensure they’re in safe working order.
Landlords are provided with a copy of the gas safety certificate once the property has passed its inspection. You must provide your tenants with a copy of the certificate within 28 days of them moving into the property.
There are two types of gas safety checks, Appliance Safety and Gas Installation.
Appliances safety includes checking:
- The operating pressure and heat input of the appliance – this makes sure it is working to the - - manufacturer’s instructions
- Any flue or chimney connected to the appliance is working properly – these remove fumes -caused by burning gas
- The appliance is suitable for the room
- The appliance is properly set up and gas is burning correctly
- The appliance is correctly fitted and connected to the gas pipes
- There is an adequate, permanent air supply – gas needs air to burn properly and cleanly
- All safety devices are operating
A Gas Installation Safety Check includes all of the above appliance checks, plus it checks that all accessible gas pipework is inspected to check it is in good condition. The gas pipework is also tested for leaks.
Certificates aren’t registered online. Instead, you will be given a physical copy by the engineer at the end of the gas safety inspection. They can also send you a copy if you’re not present at the property.
You are legally required to get a sas safety certificate before the tenant moves in, You will also need to renew the certificate annually. Failure to provide a gas safety check could result in a substantial fine or even imprisonment.
Each certificate is valid for 12 months, at which point you will need to have another gas safety check carried out on the property.