Landlord's Gas Safety Certificates (CP12) 

Understanding the law for rental accommodation

In 1996 the government introduced a law that states all landlords who rent part, or all of a property, must make sure that pipe work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition. To comply with the law you are required to have a gas safety check carried out by a Gas Safe Registered engineer every year. You must also give your tenants a copy of the certificate within 28 days or before they move in and ensure they know how to turn off the gas in the event of a leak.

 What does a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection Include?

We will carry out the following checks during a Landlords gas safety inspection:

  • Check appliance for gas tightness.
  • Check standing and working pressure if test points available.
  • Check burner pressure/gas rate against manufacturers data plate.
  • Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation.
  • Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion.
  • Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices.
  • Check for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets (where appropriate).
  • Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation and report to a responsible person. An appliance can not be deemed as having been checked, until the above has been completed.
  • Carry out a full system tightness test.

Remember, you must keep a record of each safety check for two years.

If you are a landlord with unchecked gas appliances, call us today to recieve a quote and book your Landlord's Gas Safety Inspection.