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 details) and the tenants details as well as the property address.
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.
If you are interested in learning more about safety checks on a gas appliances – you’ll find our Appliance Gas Safety Checks page useful. If you are arranging a boiler service you can ask us to check gas appliance(s) in the property at the same time.
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.
How much will it cost to get a landlord gas safety certificate?
As a certificate is issued as part of a boiler service, costs for a service start from as little as £102, including VAT – which is very little for the peace of mind it can bring you and your tenants.
- Domestic gas boiler service from £102
- LPG boiler service from £102
- Domestic gas back boiler service from £112
- Plus – gas appliance safety check (gas fire) £24
- Plus – gas appliance safety check (cooker/hob) £24
Discounts available if you own more than 5 properties or if you are a letting agent.
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.
If you need a landlord gas safety certificate and want to book a boiler service with Clarity Heating please contact us via our book a boiler service form, or by calling us on 01353 862315.
We’ve got lots of useful information on our website, here are just some of the pages you might be interested in:
Saving energy, saving pennies
Understanding the benefits of a regular boiler service, one of which is the cost savings of having an efficient heating system in your home or office.
Central Heating Installations – boilers, flue pipes, radiators and heating controls
Our professional engineers can do everything from installing a boiler to a complete heating system for your home, community building or office.
What you need to know about an annual boiler service from Clarity Heating
Find out what’s involved, what makes and models of boiler we can service, how long it takes and if you have to have one.