Landlord Gas Safety Certificates
Clarity Heating can help when it comes to ensuring you meet your obligations as a landlord. Whether you let out a domestic or commercial property, we can service your boiler and supply you with a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate.
A Landlord Gas Safety Certificate is issued to you on completion of an annual boiler service or gas pipework check on your rental property. The certificate includes your details (or your letting agent’s details) and the tenant’s details as well as the property address.
Is a Gas Safety Certificate important?
A landlord gas safety certificate tells you that the boiler or pipework checked is safe for your tenants to use and any relevant information is added to the paperwork before we leave. If it’s not safe, we’ll advise on what needs to be done and the associated costs. Here, you can find our more about our annual boiler service
Do I need a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate?
As a landlord of a private residential let or commercial building, you are legally required to have the gas boilers in your property(ies) serviced and checked every year. Good letting agents will require proof of the annual service before they will consider acting on your behalf and diligent tenants will not sign a rental agreement without seeing the Landlord Gas Safety Certificate.
How long does it take to carry out the necessary safety checks?
On average our heating engineer will only need one hour at your rental property or premises – but this may vary depending on the type of boiler and/or pipes we may be checking.
During our visit we will need access to the boiler in question, any controls that are used to manage the boiler and the gas meter. We will essentially be checking the boiler is working correctly and there are no gas leaks. We will be looking, among other things, at gas pressure, amount of gas being used, carry out a gas soundness (or tightness) test and that safety devices are working properly. In summary that the boiler is safe to continue using.
It’s important your tenant, or yourself, (or letting agent if you are using one) are aware of our visit so we can gain access to the property.
It’s better to be safe than sorry
Although you may decide you could skip an annual boiler service – you may not know if everything is working correctly and burning the right amount of gas. Servicing is not terribly expensive when compared to the devastation caused by an explosion in your property which was caused by a faulty boiler or leaking gas pipes. This is of course on top of your liability as a landlord to have ensured the safety of your paying tenants.