Landlords Gas Safety Checks St Helens

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 state that landlords have a legal responsibility to have their property inspected and issued with a Landlords Gas Safety checks St Helens Certificate every 12 months. You are required get this certificate from a Gas Safe Registered engineer and it has to cover all appliances, pipe work and flues in the property.

Even when you manage your property through an agent you may be affected by this duty: you are going to have to carefully check your contracts to make sure that it clearly states whose responsibility it is, otherwise it is most likely going to be you who has the responsibility to carry out all maintenance on gas appliances in the property.

You are going to have to to keep copies of all Landlords Gas Safety Checks St Helens documents that you are issued with for two years, and you have to give a copy to each of your tenants within 28 days of the inspection by qualified St Helens Plumbers. In the event of your tenants changing, then the new inhabitants also need to be handed a copy of the Gas Safety Certificate before they move in.

Although the law only says you have to have a landlord gas check St Helens annually, we would advise you to have all the gas appliances in the property checked between different tenants – that is the only way to be sure that all your appliances are safe for the new tenants’ use. You should also consider installing a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm – but this does not absolve you from the safety checks regime.

A Landlords Gas Safety checks St Helens covers:

    Gas Safety Checks St Helens
  • Gas rate and burner pressure checked.
  • Working and standing pressure tested (if appropriate test points are available)
  • Testing of flue flow to make sure the products of combustion are removed.
  • Checking flame failure devices.
  • All appliances are checked for gas tightness.
  • Ventilation is checked.
  • Any evidence of unsafe operation is reported.
  • Brackets are checked where appropriate for stability and effectiveness

Having been plumbers St Helens for many years, landlords gas safety checks St Helens are not all we do. Anything plumbing related is in our remit so an annual boiler servicing St Helens at the time of your safety checks would be wise and should save money in the long run.

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