Gas Safety Certificates FAQ

Gas Safety Checks and Gas Safety Certificate. Is it necessary to have a gas check done and a certificate issued on a brand new property?

Landlords must by law have gas checks done and a Gas Safety Certificate issued prior to letting a residential property. A Gas Safety Certificate will be issued which lasts for 12 months and a copy must be supplied to the tenant/s on entry and every 12 months thereafter.

Who can carry out required Gas Safety Checks and produce Gas Safety Certificates?

All Landlords have a common law duty to ensure that gas installations and appliances supplied with their properties are safe. In the case of residential properties, landlords (or their agents) have a statutory duty to arrange annual Gas Safety Checks by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer.

Are all the engineers at Expert Survey Solutions Gas Safe Registered?

Of course. Any contractors instructed to carry out inspections or works at a property are Gas Safe registered and carry all relevant and required insurances. Documentaion can be provided if required.

What if an appliance fails the safety check? 

The Gas Safe safety check record will note the defect and the engineer will disconnect the appliance. You must have the fault rectified or the appliance replaced before re-connecting.

What types of properties are covered by Gas Regulations?

The regulations cover residential properties of all types including houses let by councils, housing associations, private landlords, housing co-operatives and hostels and working accommodation.

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