A.R. Nunn Colchester Plumber and Gas Heating Engineer

Annual landlord gas saftey certificates Colchester


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.

As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.

You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.

As well as a basic running check I advise to have the appliances serviced at the same time, this does not cost much more but gives me the chance to check for other potential problems that may occur in the future.

I can arrange to pick up keys from a local estate agent or can arrange access through your tenant to carry out the checks. After all the necessary safety checks have been carried out you will be issued with a certificate. 

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