Landlord Gas safety Certificate

If you are a Landlord, you are responsible for the gas safety of your tenants. Therefore a valid gas safety check is required by law on all rental properties in the UK.

It is important for you to understand that the CP12 certificate, which is also known as landlord gas safety certificate, contains the safety information for all gas appliances and the pipe-works. This check MUST be conducted by a registered Gas Safe engineer. We at Zen Inspections have a large network of gas safety engineers who are all qualified and registered.

Before issuing a pass or fail gas certificate, our gas engineer will check the following on all gas appliances:

  • Check the tightness of the Gas Appliance.
  • Look for any incidents of unsafe operation and report to the responsible person. An appliance cannot be classified as checked until the above step is completed.
  • Carry out a tightness test for the whole system.
  • Check all the flame failure devices are in satisfactory operation.
  • Check the burner pressure / gas rate against the manufacturer’s information plate
  • Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation.
  • Check for the physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets.
  • For a Landlord’s safety inspection, a full tightness test for the whole system is added to the certificate

Once you receive a gas safety certificate from our engineers for the property you are renting out, you need to make sure you provide a copy of it to your tenants. You are also legally required to arrange a gas safety check every 12 months.

What information is contained in the Landlords Gas Safety record?
A Gas safety record will contain the following information as a bare minimum

  • The description and location of all the appliances checked, and all the specific descriptions (i.e The name, registration number), including the signature of the engineers who were responsible for the checks.
  • The date on which the inspection was carried out.
  • The address wherein the appliances were installed.
  • Address of the landlord or the housing agent.
  • A list of any faults identified and information on measures required or taken to solve it
  • A confirmation of the results of operational safety checks carried out on the appliances.

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