We are Gas Safe registered (no. 217929) and qualified to carry out Gas Safety inspections and issue Certificates for private rented accommodation landlords and letting agents.
We charge £55 plus VAT for Landlord Gas Safety Inspections and Certificates – email or call us today on 01903 716000 to arrange.
Landlords and the law
Under UK law, if you let a property equipped with gas appliances, you must ensure all appliances are safely maintained, carry out annual Gas Safety checks, and keep accurate records.
Keep a Record
Landlords must provide tenants with a record of the annual gas safety check within 28 days of completion, or to new tenants at the start of their tenancy.
For short term lets (under 28 days), landlords can display a copy of the record in a prominent position within the property. Landlords must keep copies of the records for at least two years.
Be a responsible landlord
Make sure your tenants know where and how to turn off the gas within the property and what to do in case of a gas emergency.
Ensure they have contact details for your favoured Gas Safe registered plumbing and heating engineers to speed up emergency response times.
Gas pipework, appliances and chimneys 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, annual servicing is always recommended, and advice should be sought from a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Any gas appliances owned by tenants are not the landlord’s responsibility. However, the connecting pipework and flue (if not solely connected to the tenant’s appliance) remains the responsibility of the landlord to maintain.
All gas appliances should be noted on the Gas Safety Certificate.
Gas Safety checks
Gas appliances and flues must be safety checked annually by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
New regulations introduced in April 2018, allow a landlord to arrange for a gas safety check to be carried out any time from 10-12 calendar months after the previous check whilst still preserving the original check expiry date.
Where a gas safety check is carried out less than 10 months or more than 12 months after the previous gas safety check, this will have the effect of ‘resetting the clock’ and the new deadline date will be 12 months from the date of the latest gas safety check.
Landlords are not responsible for safety checks on gas appliances owned by the tenant or any flues that solely connect to the tenant’s own gas appliances.
24-hour response – NO call-out charge
If disaster strikes out of office hours, don’t panic – just call N.A. Smith Plumbing and Heating.
Providing you live in the areas we cover, we’ll do our very best to be on your doorstep quickly.
Unlike other emergency plumbers, we do not charge an extortionate call-out fee before we’ve even done anything!
We’ll simply charge you £50 for the first hour we are on site, then a half hourly charge of £30, plus the cost of any materials we need to carry out your repairs and VAT @ 20%.
After the first hour, we’ll charge you £30 (plus VAT) for each additional half hour you need us.