4 simple steps to get a gas safety certificate in London
A landlord gas safety inspection that takes care of everything
Safety is a top priority
In order to ensure their unquestionable safety, all gas installations and appliances should be checked periodically by a certified specialist. And having a recently issued homeowner gas safety certificate is the ultimate proof that the appliances are indeed in optimal condition. And keep in mind that the law also states that the landlord is responsible for the safety of their tenants.
Important: The 1998 Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulation states that landlords should make sure that the gas appliances, fittings, and flues are perfectly safe for the tenants.
Guaranteed quality service
The Gas Safety Register is the UK's main gas registration institution and it regulates all Gas Safe registered engineers, including the ones we work with. In other words, you can be absolutely sure that their knowledge and expertise are always up to date and the service for your tenanted or residential property will be top-notch. Also, the Gas Safe registered engineers are certified by the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ASC).
Quick and easy to book online
By using our online booking form, you can easily check the availability of the service as well as the price rates. This way you can make a booking for the date and time that suit you best. Simply register your account and manage all your services online, not just the gas safety certificates for landlords. On the other hand, you have the option to download our GoFantastic mobile app (Download on the App Store) and easily access all our services while on the go. And if you are a landlord who resorts to services regularly, then check out all the amazing benefits that come with the Fantastic Club! Purchase your membership and get discounts of up to 20% for more than 25 services. Find out more here.
Here's what the gas safe registered engineers can do for you
- Test the tightness of each gas-based appliance
- Check the burner's pressure and compare it to the manufacturer's info plate
- Test the working and standing pressures of all available points
- Take a look at the ventilation routes (including the chimney and flues)
- Check the flue flow to determine if the harmful gases are being removed
- Determine if the flame failure and the safety mechanisms work
- The stability brackets are carefully examined
- Finalise your landlord gas safety certificate
If the specialist finds a fault in your gas system, he will include it in the report along with the most appropriate repair recommendations. However, thanks to the regular appliance service you will be able to avoid costly repairs.
Important note: According to the law, flues in voids must be installed with inspection hatches. If this feature is not present, then your gas boiler will be turned off and classified as “at risk” until the necessary corrections are performed.
What is included in a gas safety certificate?
Each element of the gas system will be labelled with a gas safe sticker. Also, the technician will provide you with a report that contains the following information:
- Description of all tested appliances
- The exact results that were obtained from each appliance
- A detailed description of any detected issue
- Recommendations for the needed repairs/improvements
- Details and signature of the engineer who did the inspection
- Information about the property and the landlord
Frequently asked questions for gas safety check in London
Q: How long does the inspection service take?
A: Anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the scale of the gas installation and the number of the gas-based appliances.
Q: What areas do you cover and when is the earliest time you can arrive?
A: The gas engineers can handle next-day appointments from Monday to Saturday (even on official holidays), from 9 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.
Q: I think one of my appliances is not safe, what should I do?
A: For starters, make sure that nobody will use it. Leave a note that it is out of order and you will have it checked soon. Then contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to conduct a comprehensive inspection. And if you notice a gas leak, then take the following steps immediately:
1. Open all windows and doors of the property to air it out.
2. After that, contact the National Grid's Emergency hotline (call 0800 111 999)
3. Cut the gas supply at the meter control if you can.
Q: As a landlord, what are my duties in regard to gas safety?
A: Basically, you have to make sure that the flues, pipework and appliances are fully functional and checked regularly. If an installation of a new appliance or flue takes place, then it should be checked within 12 months. Also, the entire gas system should be checked once every 12 months.
Q: Can I leave the gas safety responsibility to the tenants?
A: Generally, no. Besides, leaving such an important task to your tenants would be a bad idea because you have no idea just how seriously they will take it. On the other hand, a contract between the landlord and the tenant can be made for the installation of an appliance or a flue at a non-residential section of the property.
Q: Do the tenants have any responsibilities?
A: They are compelled to allow the landlord to conduct all the necessary safety checks and maintenance. Also, the tenant can request a copy of the Gas Safety Record of the property and the landlord should provide within 28 days after the inspection.