Gas Safety Check Edinburgh
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For every property with gas equipment (often a gas boiler, hob, and/or gas fire), a Landlord must have a valid Gas Safety Certificate (CP12). Only Gas Safe-registered gas engineers can issue CP12 certificates. A certificate will be issued following a gas safety inspection if all appliances and the gas system meet the standards / rules. Annually, a Gas Safety Certificate must be renewed.
Before the commencement of a tenancy, each tenant shall be given a copy of the current Gas Safety test certificate. which should be stored in the property. Within 28 days following the completion of the checks, existing tenants should obtain the CP12 Certificate.
For two years, landlords must retain a record of the safety inspection and any remedial work done.
When a letting agent is chosen, the contract between the landlord and the agent should state who is responsible for doing maintenance and safety checks, as well as keeping track of the outcome. If the contract stipulates that the agent is responsible, the agent is subject to the same obligations as a landlord.
It is not possible to outsource the responsibility for obtaining a Gas Safety Certificate in Edinburgh to tenants. Tenants are liable for their own gas appliances, but not for the landlord’s gas pipelines or flues, which are an intrinsic component of the property.
Failure to acquire a Gas Safety Certificate (CP12) can result in a £600.00 fine and/or six months in jail for each item. (Find out more here.)
What does a Landlord Gas Safety test entail?
The record of a gas safety inspection must at the very least include the following information:
- A description of each appliance gas boiler, gas hob, gas fire or flue tested, as well as its location.
- Name, registration number, and signature of the person doing the inspection.
- Date the gas appliances or flue was inspected.
- The address of the home or business where the appliance is situated.
- Landlord’s name and address, or their agent’s name and address.
- Any safety-related faults discovered, as well as any corrective action performed.
- Confirmation that the flue, gas pressure, and air combustion, as well as the appliance’s general performance, have been tested after any maintenance on it.
Some of the work covered by a Boiler Service is included in a gas safety inspection. A boiler service, on the other hand, generally entails a continuous programme of regular/periodic inspections. Boiler manufacturers provide detailed instructions on how to service their devices, however it should at the very least include:
- Check for deteriorating in the physical condition and safe operation of the appliance(s), installation pipes, ventilation, and any flue.
- Conducting performance evaluations.
- Taking the required corrective measures.
What happens if a gas engineer turns off a gas appliance?
During a Gas Safety Check, a gas engineer will turn off an appliance if they believe it is hazardous. It is not to be utilised. This is because, regardless of how unpleasant the situation is for the renter, taking such action ensures their safety. There are some cases where carbon monoxide may be present and the boiler would need to be switched off.
In extreme cases, the landlord and renter may write a letter to the gas engineer absolving them of any liability. This is, however, at the engineer’s choice, and they may decline.
A landlord is typically required to supply tenants with some kind of warmth while arranging for necessary remedial work if a heating equipment has been unplugged.
The Gas Safety Check record is a important document, and landlords should update it with documentation of any subsequent actions. This would give a complete record of the property’s gas safety.