If you’re a landlord you need to make sure that the homes you rent out to your tenants are safe. When there are gas appliances installed in residential rentals then you’re legally obliged to have gas safety certificates for your properties. The certificate has to be renewed every 12 months and you need to give a copy to your tenants within 28 days of the check being completed.
In order to get a certificate you need a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out an inspection of the property. During this the engineer will check the gas supply, the appliances themselves and any related flues and ventilation. Findings will be recorded in a certificate along with a note of any concerns that may arise.
It’s vital that gas appliances are kept in good condition as if badly maintained they can produce deadly carbon monoxide which is colourless and odourless so you may be unaware of it until it’s too late. In the event of a death from gas poisoning the landlord could face manslaughter charges. Make sure you know who is responsible for having the inspection carried out, some managing agents may arrange this for you but others may not and you can’t afford to be caught out.
So, if you need a certificate and are wondering what to do next, you’ve come to the right place. Qualified engineers from City Plumbers are available to carry out inspections and provide gas safety certificates for landlords across Liverpool and the North West, giving both you and your tenants peace of mind.