Gas appliances that have been supplied by the landlord in tenanted accommodation are required by law to be tested and certified on an annual basis.Managing agents may be used however, the responsibility for ensuring that all necessary checks are carried out and recorded accurately is the Landlords.
If you are a tenant for your safety please ask your Landlord for documented proof that all gas appliances have been inspected and tested.
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Most surveyors/solicitors will advise client’s to have their gas installation tested prior to the purchase of a property.our gas engineers carry out gas safety inspections and certification for home owners and prospective purchasers. The procedure and certificate is in the same statutory form as is used for landlord’s certification and includes inspection of all gas appliances, gas meter and visible pipe work to confirm compliance with regulations and safe operation.
The Safety inspection will detail
- The date the appliance or flue was examined and the address where the appliance is installed.
- The prospective purchasers details (name and address)
- Description and location of the appliances and/or flue.
- Recognition of and recording of any defects.
- The name and signature of the gas operative and the Gas Safe registration number of the engineer of their employer.
The following checks will be carried out to ensure the appliance is safe to use
- Appliance operating pressure or heat input, or where necessary both
- Correct operation of safety devices
- Ensure adequate ventilation is available where required
- Visual examination of the flue system
- Where applicable, results of a flue flow test
- Where applicable, results of a spillage test
- Ensure flue termination is satisfactory
- The appliance is safe to use
On completion of the above safety checks the gas operative will accurately record the findings on the Landlord/Homeowner Gas Safety Record. This certificate is a useful tool for home sellers as it removes doubt from the prospective purchaser as to the suitability of the gas installation for continued use.