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Landlord gas safety inspection is required each year by a gas safe registered engineer just to make sure gas pipework, flues & all gas appliances are safe to use, there are no chances of carbon monoxide poisoning and your tenants are safe.
Unless you are planning to rent out your property, gas certificates are not mandatory. But, getting a Gas certificate after a thorough inspection of all your gas appliances, will give you total peace of mind with regards to safety. If you are a landlord or have a property available for rent, you
are bound by law to possess the gas safety certificate.
If you are a landlord, you are required to renew the certificate every year. You are required to retain the gas inspection certification record for a period of 2 years post inspection.
No, you are not legally obliged to pass on a gas inspection certificate to the buyer. However, if you are aware of the malfunctioning of any gas appliances on your premises, it is ethical to get it inspected before selling it.
As a landlord, you should ensure that any new boiler installation is carried out by a certified engineer, and retain the gas safety certificate issued.
The cost of a certificate depends on a lot of factors
The cost of a gas safety certificate starts as low as £30-40.
In this case, the technician will note the defect in the gas safety certificate record and disconnect it from the gas supply. Once the appliance is repaired or replaced, the technician will inspect it again. If the appliance meets safety standards, it will be reconnected after issuing a gas safety certificate.
As a landlord, you are required by law to get an annual gas safety certificate inspection done. It has to be renewed every year. Failure to do so will entail penalties upto £20,000, plus court charges. It might also entail 6 months imprisonment. If the tenant gets injured or killed due to malfunctioning gas appliances, you will face fines and criminal charges too.