Landlord Gas Safety
We provide Landlord Gas Safety Certificates to landlords across Stockport & Cheshire. We handle every type of boiler, from flats to commercial heating systems.
Our Landlord Gas Safety Certificates cost £69 + VAT for up to 3 Appliances.
We are a family-run boiler specialist, experts in the installation and maintenance of gas, oil and LPG boilers including commercial boilers.
We cover everything from budget boilers to advanced heating systems and are Worcester Bosch Authorised Installers.
Based in Cheadle, we install over 500 boilers a year – making us experts in heating services here in the North West.
Our engineers are all Gas Safe registered and are friendly, clean, tidy and reliable. We take care of our customers and understand the importance of the dedicated customer service local tradesmen can provide to our loyal customer base.
Dedicated, trusted tradesmen in the North West
Landlords: know your gas safety responsibilities and protect your tenants
As a landlord you should be aware that you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. Your legal duties apply to a wide range of accommodation occupied under a lease or licence, including (but not limited to):
Residential premises provided for rent by local authorities, housing associations, private sector landlords, co-operatives, hostels
Rooms, let in bed-sit accommodation, private households, bed and breakfast accommodation and hotels
Rented holiday accommodation such as chalets, cottages, flats, caravans and narrow boats on inland waterways
Guide to landlord gas safety checks
As a landlord, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of your tenants
All landlords are legally obliged under the Gas Safety Regulations 1998 to ensure gas appliances such as boilers and flues are safe.
What is a landlord gas safety certificate?
A gas safety certificate is given to you when a qualified and registered engineer has assessed any gas appliances on your property.
The engineer will fill in a CP12 Certificate which is a record of assessing your property. This will be given to you and copies supplied for tenants.
The safety check must include a check on any flues, appliances, and pipework provided to your tenants. If a tenant has supplied their own appliance, you are not responsible for the appliance, but you are still responsible for the pipework and installation of it.
How a gas safety check benefits you
It may seem like an added hassle and expense but a gas boiler service benefits you in the long-term.
Getting a regular service ensures you are protected if anything goes wrong with the boiler at your property. You can prove that you have fulfilled your legal duty and kept a service record.
Saves you money
Yes, getting your property serviced is an added expense but it could save you considerably.
When your boiler is serviced, it helps protect it against wear and tear which helps it to last longer and provide you with better value for money.
Having an annual inspection can help prevent breakdowns which causes stress to you. Trying to find an engineer quickly while your tenants continue to complain, is the last thing you want.
It will more than likely be part of your boiler warranty to ensure it is serviced. Your warranty could help spare you the expense, should anything happen to your boiler.
You are legally required to ensure the safety of your tenants by carrying out a gas safety check. If you don’t, you could be fined.
Do I have to give my tenants copies of the gas safety certificate?
Yes. You should give a copy of the gas safety cert to new tenants before they move in and to existing tenants within 28 days of the engineer carrying out any checks.
How to get a gas safety certificate
Choose a Gas Safe registered heating engineer to carry out a service on your property. Check either by asking the engineer or on the Gas Safe Register that they are indeed registered, as it your responsibility to do so.
If you have a particular boiler brand, it is also advantageous to book an engineer who has experience with this type of boiler.
What is the cost of a landlord gas safety certificate?
The price depends on the engineer. The average price of a gas safety certificate ranges from £60 to £90 depending on the location of the property.
At AddHeat we charge £69 plus VAT with no callout fee and a same day callout. We can service all areas across Stockport & Cheshire East.
How often do you need a landlord gas safety certificate?
A service of your property should be carried out once a year.
It is not only your legal obligation to have a record of the service but servicing your boiler and flues can prevent any unexpected and costly break downs.
How to book a gas safety check?
Simply book in a time for an engineer to visit the property.
Remember you must get permission from the tenants for the engineer to enter the property and they must be given at least 24 hours’ notice.
If the engineer finds any problems, you should have repairs carried out as soon as possible.
What happens if I don’t get a gas safety check?
The cost of a gas safety check is insignificant compared to the cost of putting your tenants at risk.
Not only are you risking your tenant’s health and safety but you are breaking the law which could lead to a substantial fine or custodial sentence.
Your tenants can report any gas safety issue to the Heath and Safety Executive. They could also go to the local council and the Environmental Health Department. The tenants could also sue you and go through the courts.
The price of a safety check doesn’t seem so bad after all.
Landlords and carbon monoxide detector alarms
Carbon monoxide is an odourless gas that can leak from solid fuel sources and can be fatal.
If you are a private rented sector landlord, then you are required to have at least one smoke alarm on every floor and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room where solid fuel is used.
You can get an affordable carbon monoxide alarm from many businesses which should comply with the British Standard EN 50291 which will last several years.
It is important to take note of this date which is printed on the carbon monoxide alarm and replace it before it expires.
Do I need a landlord gas safety certificate for a new boiler?
You must have a gas safety check carried out within 12 months of a new appliance or flue installed.
What do safety checks include?
A gas boiler service can include numerous things including:
- Visual check of the boiler
- Check of seals
- Check of operating pressure
- Flue check
- Cleaning boiler parts
- Checking boiler components
- Creating a service report
How long do gas safety checks take?
A gas safety check won’t take long and can be completed in around 40 minutes. Let your tenants know how long it should take and when they should expect the engineer
What’s included on a gas safety form?
On a typical gas safety record form, it will include:
- The engineers details
- The date
- The details of the property
- The landlord or agents’ details
- The results of the safety checks
Getting a landlord gas safety certificate is easy, quick, and affordable and certainly beats getting a fine for not doing so.
For more information gas safety certificates or to book an engineer, contact us today.
Gas, Oil & LPG Boilers
At AddHeat we are certified to carry out the following works for gas, oil and LPG heating systems:
- Full central heating system installations
- Comb-combi exchange
- System upgrades
- Pressurised hot water cylinders
- Oil tank replacements
We are Gas Safe Registered
Add Heat takes gas safety seriously. All of our engineers
are on the Gas Safe Register and will have their official identity card when you ask to see it.
Gas Safe Register is the official gas safety organisation in Great Britain.
It replaced CORGI on 1st April 2009. Gas Safe Register is responsible for the registration and regulation of gas engineers. Membership is mandatory for any company or engineer working with gas appliances.
If you would like to find out more about Gas Safe Register you can call
0800 408 5500 or visit the Gas Safe Register website.
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Locations we cover
We cover a large area of approximately 20 miles radius of Macclesfield