Gas appliances in tenanted accommodation in Orpington do, by law, require a Landlords gas certificate on an annual basis. Gas Safe Heating & Plumbing Ltd can provide a Landlords gas certificate for your appliances and give you a yearly reminder when the next inspection is due for renewal. We can also fully service the appliances whilst on site to keep the appliances running efficiently.
For those Landlords that live far away, or our too busy to meet our engineer, we can arrange directly with your tenant a suitable date and time to carry out an inspection. We can also pick up master keys from a local source ie: an estate agent, or managing agent.
Properties requiring a Landlords gas certificate are those that are occupied for residential purposes and covered by licence, tenancy agreement for a set time period, or a lease, this includes a lease under a term of 7 years including rooms to let in bedsit accommodation, bed and breakfast premises, private households, rented holiday homes including chalets, flats, narrow boats on inland waterways) and caravans if they are hired.
Managing agents may be used however, responsibility for ensuring that Landlords gas certificates are carried out and recorded accurately needs to be clearly defined.
What are my main duties as a landlord?
Ensure gas fittings and flues are maintained and are in a safe condition
Ensure an annual safety check is carried out on each gas appliance/flue
All installation, maintenance and safety checks to be carried out by a Gas Safe registered gas installer
Keep a record of each safety check for 2 years
Issue of copy of the safety check record to each tenant within 28 days
What the Safety inspection will detail
The date the appliance or flue was examined and the address where the appliance is installed
The landlords details (name, address and, where necessary managing agents details)
Description and location of the appliance or flue
Recognition of and recording of any defects
The name and signature of the gas operative and the Gas Safe registration number of the engineer and of their employer.
The following checks will be carried out to ensure the appliance is safe to use
Appliance operating pressure or heat input, or where necessary both
Correct operation of safety devices
Ensure adequate ventilation is available where required
Visual examination of the flue system
Where applicable, results of a flue flow test
Where applicable, results of a spillage test
Ensure flue termination is satisfactory
Carry out a Flue Performance check
The appliance is safe to use
On completion of the above safety checks the gas operative will accurately record the findings on the Landlord Gas Safety Record. Our clients then instantly get a copy of the certificate emailed to them on completion of the work.
Landlords Gas Certificates
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