All commercial landlords who rent part or all of a property have been forced by a law which was passed through government in 1996 to have all gas appliances and pipework checked and maintained annually.
Our engineers are qualified to carry out the yearly safety checks and will present you with your Landlords Gas Safety Certificate or CP17 once your property has been inspected and passed the checks.
- Benefits of Regular Appliance Maintenance
- You will be covered under the latest legal requirements
- Your building ocuppiers will be safe
- Your fuel efficiency can be improved
- The equipment's lifespan will be increased
- Equipment reliability will be increased and breakdowns reduced
- Problems with heating will be reduced
- Have all installation, maintenance and safety checks carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer only.
Keep a record of each commercial gas safety check for 2 years as this will be issued by the registered Gas Safe gas installer/inspector.
Give each current tenant a copy of the Gas Safe installer's safety check report within 28 days of the safety check, or to new tenants before occupation.
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 states: Part F 35
It shall be the duty of every employer or self-employed person to ensure that any gas appliance, installation pipework or flue installed at any place of work under his control is maintained in a safe condition so as to prevent risk of injury to any person. Part F 36(3)(a) Ensure that each appliance and flue to which that duty extends is checked for safety within 12 months of being installed and at intervals of not more than 12 months since it was last checked for safety.
Part F 35(3)(c)
Ensure that a record in respect of the appliance or flue so checked is made and retained.
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Landlords and their agents have a statutory duty to:
Ensure that all commercial gas appliances, fittings and flues are maintained in a safe condition. This means that you should have all gas installations and appliances serviced regularly plus keep a checkable record of the gas services carried out.
Ensure a commercial safety check is carried out on all gas appliances and flues annually or before the start of a new tenancy.
Make sure commercial gas installations and appliances are checked before a new tenancy is started regardless of wether a safety certificate is current.
Have all installation, maintenance and safety checks carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer only.
Make sure occupiers have easy access to the gas meter and cut-off valve.
Ensure your tenants know that they must turn off the gas supply to the property and call TRANSCO on 0800 111 999 if they suspect a gas or carbon monoxide leak.
Stress to tennants that repairs to gas appliances are not to be carried out by themselves
With reasonable notice, advise your tenants that you will need to get access to the property to carry out the necessary safety checks and maintenance to the gas appliances.
Ensure tenants are advised not to use any gas appliance they think is unsafe.
Attempt to or allow anyone other than a Gas Safe registered engineer to maintain or repair gas installations or appliances
All commercial landlords who rent out property have to have a valid Gas Safe gas safety certificate. This certificate is valid for 12 months or until the tenency changes hands and can only be given by a Gas Safe registered gas engineer.
The engineer has to check these areas in order to issue a gas safety certificate: