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Landlord Gas Safety Certificates
By law, if you are a landlord you have to have the gas safety of your rented property checked by a competent gas engineer on an annual basis.
As from 1 July 2020, landlords need their property's electrical installation safety checked once every five years.
We do the both! We offer a Landlord Gas Safety Certificate service (LGSC, or LGSR or called CP12), and landlord electrical safety certificate service (Electrical Installation Condition Report - EICR) to St Albans, Hatfield, Harpenden, Radlett, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Welwyn Garden City and Hertfordshire. The price is fixed at £60 + VAT for gas, and £150 + VAT for electrical.
We are probably the only firm in St Albans which offers both gas and electrical inspection.
We check all the gas appliances against relative HSE / Gas Safe guidance, British Standards and the manufacturer's instructions. For each gas appliance, we will check the following:
- The effectiveness of any flue;
- The supply of combustion air;
- Its operating pressure or heat input or, where necessary, both;
- Its operation so as to ensure its safe functioning.
We also check gas the safety of the carcass (meter and pipes). This check is a suggestion, but not a compulsory requirement of HSE.
We check the gas safety up to standards - we don't overkill and don't overlook, if there is an unsafe situation!
We check a domestic property with its own gas meter plus a boiler, a cooker and a fire. We don't have a warm air heater qualification so we can't carry out a gas safety inspection on a property's warm air unit.
Banned Locations for Gas Appliances:
- Open flued appliances in bathrooms or shower rooms
- Flueless appliances in bathrooms or shower rooms
- Open flued appliances above 14kW gross input in bedrooms or rooms meant as sleeping accommodation
- Open flued appliances below 14kW gross input in bedrooms or rooms meant as sleeping accommodation, if the appliance is not fitted with an atmospheric sensing device.
The fee is £60 + VAT for a gas inspection of up to three gas appliances, typically comprising a boiler, a cooker and a fire. Each additional appliance is an extra £20. If we need to travel between your rented property and a letting agent for key access, we will charge you £30 extra.
- As a landlord you can arrange an annual gas safety check within one month before its expired date, and you will still get a full 12 month length similar to MOT style.
- By law after a check with a pass outcome the certificate should be given to all tenants withing 28 days. Some letting agents might be push on getting these certificates sooner for their systems either from the gas engineers or from the landlords. We understand this requirement but by law it is within 28 days.
Relationship with landlords
As a reputable local boiler repairing firm, we wish to generate a positive and long-term relationship with local landlords. We not only do general gas work, we are particularly specialised in boiler repairs. So, let us do your gas safety check, and we will carry out a safety check on your boiler and keep your boiler details on file. If you are ever in need, we are in a better position to sort out your boiler problems in future.
As a landlord if the boiler in your rented property breaks down, you will be under pressure to get it fixed or replaced. We have no problem with old boilers, and as long as they are safe and functioning, we will do our best to get them up and running again.
New Legislation for Landlords since 01/07/2020
- How to comply with new electrical safety regulations
The ESS regulations, in its current form, affect private rentals in England only. The new rules apply to new tenancies, (including renewal but not periodic) from 1st July 2020 and to all existing tenancies from 1st April 2021.
Goverment website: Guide for landlords: electrical safety standards in the private rented sector (Updated 19 June 2020)
Official regulation document: The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020
The regulation requires a private landlord to ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during any period when the residential premises are occupied under a tenancy, and that every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person.
A new inspection is not required for each tenancy agreement, so long as they are still valid and no more than five years old.
Herts Boilers offers Electrical Installation Condition Report at £150 +VAT.
Legislation For Landlords 2015
- How to comply with the smoke and CO regulations
From 1st October 2015, it has been a legal requirement that all rented properties have smoke alarms, and, if necessary, carbon monoxide alarms fitted.
- A smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of the premises on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.
- A carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room of the premises which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance.
We offer a fire and CO alarm installation service for local landlords.
For more details on landlord electrical safety inspection, please visit Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates.
Landlord Gas Safety Certificates