Cheltenham Gas Safety Certificates
As a Cheltenham landlord, the safety of your tenants is your responsibility. Thus you are required by law to have all pipe-work, gas appliances and flues maintained in a safe condition. On this note, a landlord has three main responsibilities.
First is to maintain all pipe-work, appliances, and flues within your property and make sure they are in safe condition at all times. It is important to make sure the gas appliances are serviced based on the instructions of the manufacturer. Next, a 12 month gas safety check has to be carried out for every gas appliance by a Gas Safe registered engineer. This check assures that it is safe to use all gas appliances and fittings. Lastly, the landlord must keep a record of the safety checks for 2 years and also provide a copy for your tenants within 28 days of the check being completed.
It is extremely vital that all installation, maintenance and safety checks of these appliances and pipe work be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Cheltenham 24 Hour Plumbers can deliver all your gas safety needs and be assured that a skilled professional is at your service.
In a situation where a tenant has purchased their own gas appliances, then as a landlord, your responsibility is only limited to the maintenance of the gas pipe-work; it does not extend to the actual appliance. Also, keep in mind that you should educate your tenants regarding the knobs that turn off the gas and what they should do in gas emergency situations.
We offer a comprehensive service for landlords providing a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate and a detailed inspection report that ensures that your premises are maintained and serviced in accordance with the law. All of our plumbing engineers are on the Gas Safe Register, which is the official registration scheme for installers and maintenance engineers in the United Kingdom. We're here to help ensure that your property is safe and meets your legal obligations.
If an agent is managing your property, clearly state so in your contract as to who is responsible for the maintenance of gas appliances. Make sure you have adequate copies of the necessary paperwork. In addition to keeping a record of safety inspection for two years and giving a copy of this record to your tenants, you have to give every new tenant a copy of the Gas Certificate. According to your contract, if the agent is responsible for this, then these regulations are passed on to them.
Call Cheltenham 24 Hour Plumbers directly anytime to arrange a gas safety inspection. We have a large repeat client base in Cheltenham dealing with many long term landlords who know that they can leave it up to us to keep their properties in safe working order and in compliance with the law. As a landlord there are number of other responsibilities that you need to be aware of.
If you are looking for a new service provider that you can trust to keep your property up to safety standards then we're the ones to help. We make the process as clear cut and hassle free as possible for landlords with all kinds of properties and portfolios.
When our team visits your property for a gas safety inspection, they will:
- check your gas appliances for tightness
- check standing and working pressure on test points
- check burner pressure and gas rate based on the manufacturer’s instructions
- checks for necessary ventilation
- checks of flue flow to ensure elimination of combustion products
- check all flame failure devices for satisfactory operation
- investigate any signs of unsafe operation
Only upon completion of all of the above, the Gas Safe engineer from Cheltenham 24 Hour Plumbers will issue a Gas Safety Certificate.
If you have any questions about the process and your role and responsibilities, give one of our team members a call and we can give you all the information you need, set up an appointment and get you and your property Gas Safe and Certified with your Gas Safe Certificate.
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