Most landlords know that it is now a legal requirement for them to carry out gas safety checks on rented properties annually. This must be carried out by a GAS SAFE qualified engineer who checks every gas appliance and then certifies the condition of the appliance. The tenant also signs the certificate (CP12) and this is proof that the landlord fulfilled his duties and that the tenant is aware of this. We also provide electronic CP12s certificates for our customers as a choice. To make sure you don’t miss the gas safety check, once you register your property with us our data management system automatically prompt for next gas safety check 14 days before the next due date.
When a rented property becomes vacant it is both an opportunity for the landlord to carry out necessary repairs and a liability for the safety of the now empty premises. We carry out void safety checks which give the landlord peace of mind that the premises have not been left in a dangerous state by the departing tenants. It also identifies any repairs which may be required and our engineers can either secure the premises with the gas completely cut off, or leave it in whatever state of readiness the landlord wants.
Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning
Every year about
30 people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning caused by gas
appliances and flues which have not been properly installed or
maintained. Many others also suffer ill health. When gas does not burn
properly, as with other fuels such as coal, wood or oil, excess CO is
produced which is poisonous. You can't see it, taste it or smell it,
but CO can kill without warning in just a matter of hours.
Health and Safety Executive website contains information gas consumers
need to know in order to manage gas appliances/equipment safely and
tells you what to do in an emergency. It also provides advice for
landlords, and letting agents on how to comply with the law.