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Landlord Gas Safety Check
Gas Safe Registered Engineers In Lincoln
What is a gas safety check?
It is a legal requirements that all Gas appliances and pipe work in rented premises have a gas safety check annually, this includes:
- Check flue terminals
- Check for gas leaks
- Check operation of the boiler and look for any faults
- Ventilation for the appliance
- Burner pressure
- Gas rating
- Safety devices
- Performance analysis
- Visible pipe work and controls check
- CP12 Certificates issued
We will also remind you 10 days before the next one is due, so you don't have to worry about forgetting. We offer discounts on your gas safety check for multiple properties done on the same day.
If you let a property equipped with gas appliances you have three main responsibilities:
- Maintenance: pipework, appliances and flues must be maintained in a safe condition. Gas appliances should be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If these are not available it is recommended that they are serviced annually unless advised otherwise by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
- Gas safety checks: a 12 monthly gas safety check must be carried out on every gas appliance/flue. A gas safety check will make sure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use.
- Record: a record of the annual gas safety check must be provided to your tenant within 28 days of the check being completed or to new tenants before they move in. Landlords must keep copies of the gas safety record for two years.
All installation, maintenance and safety checks need to be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
If a tenant has their own gas appliance that you have not provided, then you are responsible for the maintenance of the gas pipework but not for the actual appliance.
You should also make sure your tenants know where to turn off the gas and what to do in the event of a gas emergency.
What if my tenant won't allow me access to the property?
The contract you draw up with the tenant should allow you access for any maintenance or safety check work to be carried out. You have to take ‘all reasonable steps’ to ensure this work is carried out, and this may involve giving written notice to a tenant requesting access, and explaining the reason. Keep a record of any action, in case a tenant refuses access and you have to demonstrate what steps have been taken. If you believe that anyone is at danger due to the lack of maintenance to a gas appliance or gas pipework call 0800 111 999 immediately.