CP12 Landlord Gas Safety Check Certificate

As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 specifically deal with the duties of landlords to ensure that gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants' use are safe. In general, a landlord's gas safety duties apply to appliances and flues in "relevant premises" - residential properties occupied for residential purposes under either a licence, a tenancy agreement for a set term, or a lease. Essentially any lease of under seven years is covered. Remember, safety checks are not only part of your legal requirements, they ensure that appliances are working correctly and guard against the dangers of carbon monoxide. Landlords who have breached the gas safety laws and put lives at risk have faced tough sentencing recently in the courts. Their punishment sends a clear warning to anyone tempted to break the law and is undoubtedly helping crack down on illegal gas work.

What does a Landlord Gas Safety Inspection Include?

We will check the following during a Landlord gas safety inspection:

  1. Check appliance for gas soundness.

  2. Check standing and working pressure if test points available.

  3. Check burner pressure / gas rate against manufacturers data plate.

  4. Check for satisfactory provision of all necessary ventilation.

  5. Test flue flow to ensure removal of products of combustion.

  6. Check satisfactory operation of all the flame failure devices.

  7. Check for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets (where appropriate).

  8. Investigate any evidence of unsafe operation and report to a responsible person. An appliance can not be deemed as having been checked, until the above has been completed.

  9. For a Landlords Safety Record inspection a soundness test of the full system should be added to the above.

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