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Gas Safety Certificate Information

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We provide Gas Safety Certificates for every type of building!

Who needs a Gas Safety Certificate?

Gas Safety Certificates are legally required for all rented properties in the UK (this includes both domestic and commercial properties) and are needed by:

  • Landlords (or managing agents) of both domestic and commercial properties
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities
  • Hotels and B&Bs - gas appliances that are away from the guest accommodation must also be tested.
  • Colleges
  • Boarding Schools
  • Hostels
  • Employers - “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.”

Please note that in domestic properties with any “common/communal areas” that the appliances, fittings and flues which may be used by tenants in these areas are also the landlord's responsibility. If the landlord is not the building owner then the landlord must arrange with the building owner to ensure that all communal gas appliances, flues and pipework are properly maintained and checked for safety by the building owner.

Gas Safety Certificates must be updated annually and a record kept for a minimum of two years, failure to do so is a serious offence as it puts lives at risk and therefore can result in substantial fines (up to £20,000 per offence) and/or a custodial sentence (imprisonment) of 6 months.

Properties exempt from needing a Gas Safety Certificate

All gas consumers are advised to have a Gas Safe registered engineer check their appliances at least annually.

What does the survey involve?

Gas safety checks can only be performed by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer, who has the correct knowledge to test gas appliances to ensure they’re safe to continue operating in your home. The engineer will inspect gas appliances such as the hob, oven, boiler, and hot water cylinder and during the inspection they will:

Check the gas appliances to ensure that they’re:

They will also ensure that:

The survey takes 30 minutes on average for domestic properties, however this differs depending on the size or complexity of the property. Due to the large variations in size and complexity of commercial buildings we cannot provide an average time that the survey takes, please ask for an estimate on booking.

Landlords are not responsible for any gas appliances that they do not provide, however they are responsible for the parts of the associated installation and pipework, just not the actual appliance.

What do I get?

After the survey you will receive a Gas Safety Record (certificate) containing:

If defects are found during the gas safety check then the landlords must take appropriate action to ensure the property is gas safe. If concerns are found then they must be rectified by a Gas Safe registered engineer before the appliance is used again - it is an offence to use/allow the use of any gas appliances that are known to be unsafe.

You will need to keep this record for a minimum of two years.

Who will carry out the survey?

By law, only Gas Safe Registered engineers can carry out Gas Safety checks. Here at Easy EPC we have a team of registered engineers across the UK, who can carry out checks on both domestic and commercial properties.

How do I book?

Commercial

To get a quote for a commercial Gas Safety Certificate for your property simply give us a call on 0800 170 1201, or alternatively fill in our contact form. The basic information we need to be able to provide you with a price for the survey is:

It is useful and may enable us to offer a cheaper quote if you are also able to provide the following information:

Domestic

To get a quote for a domestic Gas Safety Certificate for your property simply give us a call on 0800 170 1201, or alternatively fill in our contact form. The basic information we need to be able to provide you with a price for the survey is:

It is useful and may enable us to offer a cheaper quote if you are also able to provide the following information:

Once we have provided you with a quote, if you wish to go ahead and book we will also need invoicing details and contact details for whoever will be meeting us on site. We don't charge up-front, but will invoice you for the work on completion, and release the Gas Safety Certificate to you upon receipt of payment.

After you have booked with us we will contact you or if you prefer an alternative site contact to arrange an appointment. Once we have visited site and compiled the survey findings, we will contact you to let you know it's ready and provide you with an invoice. On payment of the invoice we will provide access to your Gas Safety Certificate straight away.

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