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Landlords Safety Check CP12

Have you arranged a Landlord’s Gas Safety Inspection (CP12) for your rental property yet? Do you need a boiler service?

By law, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it’s the landlords responsibility to get a gas safety certificate (CP12) every twelve months. You must get this from a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipe work, gas appliances and flues installed at your property.

Failure to hold a valid gas safety certificate can result in prosecution, and can also invalidate your property insurance.

Top tips

  • Legally you only have to carry out a gas safety inspection every twelve months, but it’s a good idea to get appliances checked between tenants too. Then you’ll be sure your appliances are in tip-top condition before your new tenants move in.
  • Installing a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm comes highly recommended. It’s the best way to make sure your tenants are safe from dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. But an alarm should never replace regular maintenance and safety checks.
  • From the 1st of October 2012 carbon monoxide legislation will be coming into place in England and Wales, this means that a carbon monoxide alarm must be fitted in the same room as a new or replacement fixed solid fuel gas or oil heating appliance. The alarm may be hard wired or battery powered to comply, but hard wired is the preferred option.

Landlords_safety_check_cp12What you’ll get with a gas safety certificate (CP12):

  • Your gas appliances will be checked for gas tightness.
  • If test points are available, standing and working pressure will be tested.
  • Your Gas Safe engineer will check burner pressure and gas rate against the manufacturers data plate.
  • Checks will be carried out for the provision of all necessary ventilation.
  • Flue flow will be tested to make sure products of combustion are removed.
  • All flame failure devices will be checked for satisfactory operation.
  • Where appropriate checks will be made for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets.
  • Investigations for any evidence of unsafe operation will be made and reported.

L&H Plumbing and Heating are able to issue gas safety certificates at short notice.

We regularly work on behalf of landlords and are happy to liaise with your tenants and fit in around their schedule.

Meet your legal requirements as a landlord and have all the gas appliances in your rented properties safety-tested every 12 months. Contact us today and arrange for a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out a landlord gas safety inspection (CP12) at your property.

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