Gas safety certification

It is a legal requirement for landlords to have all the gas appliances in a rented property safety-tested every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Gas Safe registered engineer.
Our Gas Safe registered engineers are qualified to carry out gas safety inspections and issue certificates. If the appliance requires a full service, any further works due to the system or appliance not being up to current standards or a fault is ascertained during this works, this will be discussed and quoted accordingly. Gas safety certificates cost £45 for up to two appliances. Certificates for additional appliances are charged at £25 each.

Upon completion of all necessary safety checks you will be issued with a certificate. This certificate will be proof that all appliances are safe to use; a copy will need to be given to your tenant within 28 days of being issued and you will also need to retain a copy for two years from this point.
All safety inspections include:
  • Full system tightness test to confirm no gas leaks in property
  • Appliance check for gas tightness
  • Burner pressure and gas rate checked to make sure boiler is operated at the correct heat output
  • Ventilation check
  • Flue flow and spillage test to ensure removal of products of combustion
  • Ensuring satisfactory operation of all flame failure devices
  • Correct operation of the gas appliances
  • Checks for any installation defects that don't comply with current regulations
  • Investigation into any evidence of unsafe operation and report to the responsible person

Failure to produce valid gas safety certificates (CP 12) can result in prosecution, and can also invalidate your property insurance, which in turn means you may be liable for potentially expensive civil claims.
The landlord is responsible for this aspect of their tenants’ safety, and if non-compliance were to lead to a death from carbon monoxide poisoning, the landlord could be charged with manslaughter.
If you are a landlord and have gas appliances that require gas safety certificates call Serviceflame now for advice and information.

No Call Out Charges

Contracts start from as low as £75

Pay as you go contracts