Gas Safety CertificatesNetRent2017-02-16T13:03:40+01:00
A gas safety certificate must be provided to tenants of properties which contain gas appliances when they first move in, and annually thereafter. Failure to do this is a criminal offence.
NetRent can arrange Gas Safety Certificates throughout England, Scotland and Wales at the following rates:
Boiler Gas Safety Check £78
Boiler and 1 Appliance Gas Safety Check £90
Boiler and 2 Appliances Gas Safety Check £102
Please note: Availability throughout England, Scotland and Wales although some remote rural areas may not be covered. If you have any questions please phone NetRent on 01352 721300
Landlord’s Legal Responsibilities
The HSE state:
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.
Appliances, fittings and flues in a communal area but which may be used by tenants are also included. You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues, appliances and pipework provided for your tenants use by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Although there is no prescribed timeframe for these duties, good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs.
You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.