Gas Safety is important. All owners of gas appliances should make sure any and all of their gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently. Gas appliances should be serviced regularly by Gas Safe Registered engineers such as those who work for Pennington’s
Gas Safe (https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk ) is the official list of gas businesses who are registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances. Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in 2009.
By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. [logo]
It is best practice for every owner of a gas appliance to have it serviced regularly. However, for landlords, this is obligatory. Landlords are required to have their gas appliances serviced regularly to make sure they’re efficient and safe. The service and checks are evidenced in the Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificate which needs to be renewed every year.
Pennington’s regularly carry out this work on behalf of landlords and property management companies, providing an efficient and cost-effective service with minimal disruption for tenants.
A Gas Safety Certificate is required no matter how short a tenancy or let may be, so things like Airbnb, holiday lets, or hosting short stay language students all require a certificate.
Gas Safe registered
It’s essential that the check is only carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer, or you won’t receive the proper legal certification.
The Report and Certificate will prove that all the gas appliances, fittings and flues in your property were checked by a registered Gas Safe engineer in the last 12 months. Once you have the report, you should give a copy to the tenants within 28 days and keep your own copy for two years. You’ll also need to give a copy to new tenants should there be a change before the next inspection is due.
If your tenants have had their personal gas appliances fitted, landlords are only responsible for the pipework that supplies them. However, it’s best to include this equipment in your own annual check. You should make sure your tenants know how to turn off the gas at the mains and what to do if there is a gas emergency. You should also tell them who the gas supply company is.