Landlord Gas Safety Certificate From £45.00
Every landlord is required by law, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations of 1998, to make sure that all gas or LPG appliances, fittings and associated flues installed in their rental properties are safe.
If you are a landlord, the easiest way for you to make sure that you are meeting the necessary requirements, is to book an annual gas safety check for all relevant appliances, by a Gas Safe registered engineer. At the end of this check, you will receive a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate (also known as a CP12 certificate), which lets any potential tenants know that you are fulfilling your legal obligation for gas safety in that property.
If a landlord fails to meet the legal requirements for gas safety, they are liable for severe penalties and criminal prosecution. If a tenant is harmed due to a failure on the landlord's part to secure proper gas safety checks then the criminal court can impose unlimited fines, while if a death occurs as a result of negligence through gas safety, the landlord can be changed with manslaughter. A majority of insurance providers also stipulate that if there is not a current gas safety certificate for a rental property, then any insurance policy that you hold for the property will be considered invalid. For these reasons it is very important to make sure that you hold a current gas safety certificate for all of your rental properties.
What Does a Gas Safety Check Involve?
There are a number of gas safety measures that landlords are legally responsible for, however, by ensuring that an annual gas safety check is carried out and an up-to-date CP12 certificate is issued, you can ensure that any gas appliances in that property have been thoroughly checked.
A gas safety inspection should always be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The check will take around one hour, during this time the engineer will:
Run a ‘gas tightness’ check on all gas appliances, to check for gas leaks.
Check that there is adequate ventilation in rooms that contain gas appliances.
Test the safety mechanisms in the appliances, to make sure that they are working.
Carry out a visual inspection of all appliances.
Check the burner pressure and gas rate, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Test the standing and working pressure of the boiler (if test points are available for this).
After the safety check is complete, the engineer should provide you with a landlord gas safety certificate (or CP12 certificate). This document should be held for at least two years after the date of the service, and a copy should be given to any tenants that live in the property within two weeks of the service being completed.
PLEASE NOTE: While all CP12 checks include a boiler examination, some engineers will charge extra for other appliances, such as gas hobs, cookers or fireplaces. To avoid hidden costs, always check what is included in your service with the engineer, at the time of booking.
Gas Boiler Servicing from £59.95
Your boiler is a hugely important part of your home. Even during summer, when a majority of people turn their heating off, most homeowners still use their boiler every day to heat water for showers, baths and other household activities.
Considering how hard your boiler works during the year, it is important to make sure that you book an annual gas boiler service. By doing this, you can ensure that your central heating system is working efficiently throughout the year, and rest easy in the knowledge that you have a reliable boiler that won't let you down during winter.
Regular boiler servicing is also important for safety reasons, as a boiler engineer will be able to identify and fix any damage, issues or problems that could cause a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
Booking a Gas Boiler Service
Booking your annual boiler service can take a lot of time and effort. After spending hours locating local engineers, ringing around and comparing quotes, you may not even be able to tell if the engineer you have chosen will be up to scratch.
In the event your boiler is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty then it will be a requirement that the boiler has been serviced annually by a qualified engineer for that warranty to be valid.
Just call our dedicated team 01204 371459 with details of your property and we will book a convenient time for yourself or your tenant and arrange for one of our qualified engineers to complete your boiler service.
What Does Gas Boiler Servicing Involve?
During your boiler service, a qualified gas boiler engineer will:
Carry out a visual inspection of the boiler and all related areas (radiators etc.) to make sure that they adhere to current safety regulations and standards.
Remove the boiler casing and check all internal components (such as the heat exchanger, burner and main injector).
Check that the spark/sensor probe is clean.
Conduct a ‘gas tightness’ test, to check for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.
Test the gas valve with a flue gas analyser, to make sure that the boiler is combusting efficiently.
Check that the flue terminals are free from obstruction and that internal flue components are sealed correctly.
Turn the boiler on, to make sure that it is working properly
The service should take around one hour. When the engineer is finished, they should present you with a completed Gas Safe form, which will contain details of the tasks they have carried out.
Boiler Repair and Emergency Breakdown Service
If your boiler breaks downs or develops a fault, it can cause a lot of issues. Even if you’re lucky (or unlucky) enough to suffer from maintenance issues during summer when your central heating is off, you probably still rely on your boiler for hot water. For this reason, if a breakdown occurs, it's important to book a boiler repair as quickly as possible.
One-off Boiler Repair Service?
If you're not part of a boiler cover scheme, finding a reliable engineer to carry out emergency boiler repairs can be a long, and time consuming exercise, here at Be Warmer 4 Less we have heating engineers that are available to carry out one off repairs with minimum notice.
We charge a one off fee of £45.00 to attend and diagnose a fault. Prior to commencing any repair work that will exceed this initial fee we will confirm the diagnosed problem and give you a fixed price quote before carrying out any further work, so you will never receive an unexpected invoice for work undertaken by Be Warmer 4 Less.