Gas heating Systems Landlords Certification
UK landlords with gas appliances and fittings – including central heating, boilers and flues – must have an annual safety check conducted by a Gas Safe engineer. If you are unsure whether the Gas Safety Regulations Act (1998) applies to you, you can find out on the government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
If you are a landlord, it is very likely that these laws do apply to you. You must keep a record of the safety check for two years and supply new tenants with a copy of the certificate before they move in and within 28 days of completing a new check.
TOTAL PEACE OF MIND
Our landlord services are designed to ensure you meet your legal obligations quickly, cheaply and with as little fuss as possible.
WHICH GAS APPLIANCES NEED TO BE CHECKED?
Your legal duties as a landlord cover any gas appliances that you own and provide for the use of the tenants of your property.
If the tenant supplies their own gas appliances, then you will be responsible for its installation parts and pipework, but not the appliance itself.
For full guidance refer to regulation 36(3) of the HSE Approved Code of Practice, on the duties of landlords with respect to safety checks.
WHAT ABOUT SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE?
As a landlord, you have the responsibility of ensuring all appliances (specifical boilers), as well as pipes and flues, are operating safely at all times.
Our recommendation is that maintenance is performed every 12 months to ensure the proper functioning of the appliances.
For full guidance refer to regulation 36(2) of the HSE Approved Code of Practice, on the duties of landlords with respect to maintaining pipes, flues and appliances.
What does a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection Include?
Check appliance for gas tightness.
- Check standing & 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 & effectiveness of stability brackets (where appropriate).
Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation & report to a responsible person. An appliance can not be deemed as having been checked, until the all the above has been completed.
For a Landlords Safety Record inspection, a tightness test of the full system should also be carried out.